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El Dorado County coroner identifies teens killed in Highway 49 crash

This Google Earth image shows approximately where the crash on Highway 49, south of China Hill Road, which is between Placerville and Plymouth, happened.
This Google Earth image shows approximately where the crash on Highway 49, south of China Hill Road, which is between Placerville and Plymouth, happened.

The El Dorado County Coroner’s Office has identified two 18-year-olds killed Tuesday morning in a Highway 49 collision as Gabriella Briceno of the community of El Dorado and Ernesto Aguilar of Placerville.

The two died after their car veered into oncoming traffic.

The California Highway Patrol said the crash occurred about 6:05 a.m. on Highway 49, north of Crystal Boulevard, which is between Placerville and Plymouth.

Briceno was driving a Ford Focus north on Highway 49 when her car crossed into the southbound lane, sideswiping a Honda Civic. The Ford continued in the southbound lane and was struck on the passenger side by a Toyota Camry, according to the CHP.

Briceno and Aguilar, who was a passenger in the vehicle, died at the scene, according to CHP Officer Quinn Cuthbertson.

The driver of the Toyota was taken to a hospital. His condition was not released. The Honda driver was not injured.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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