4 Dead in San Clemente Crash - Los Angeles Local News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

4 Dead in San Clemente Crash

Posted: Updated:

The driver of a BMW lost control of the car, causing a horrific crash that killed four people.  Hours after the crash, grieving friends went to the scene with flowers and candles.

"He was such a good person, really good heart. Always there for us," said Eligio Sanchez, a friend of one victim.

The crash happened at 1:30a.m. Saturday, on south El Camino Real, in San Clemente.

"It sounds like they went off the side of the road and made impact with a pole and a tree," said Sgt. Jeff Hallock, with the Orange County Sheriff's Department.

Lucia Solis, 27; Martin Nieto, 26; and Louie Silva all died.  Pablo Vargas Diaz, 25, also died and friends tell FOX 11 Diaz was driving.

The Sheriff's department says alcohol and speed were factors in this crash.  The car smashed into a light pole so hard, it shattered the base and knocked it over.

"They were at some bars down the street. So I guess they were hanging out, playing some pool," said Juan Anguino who added that he grew up with the victims, and says the driver of the car was like a brother to him. "I'm going to miss him dearly man. He was always there for me.  He was a good person, I don't know what happened," said Anguino.

"He was a really responsible person, he was the manager of the bank.  I mean he was really responsible. We were really surprised that this happened," said Sanchez.

According to friends, Josephine Garcia, 24, was the only survivor.

"She did have extensive injuries when she was transported," said Sgt. Hallock. 

It was a miracle she survived because the BMW was going so fast, that even after hitting the first pole the car sped for another two blocks and hit another pole tree and a sign before crashing to a halt.

Donations can be sent to:

https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/9sl3/memory-of-pablo-vargas

 

  • Share ThisMore>>

  • Anaheim's Wonderful WonderCon

    Anaheim's Wonderful WonderCon

    Saturday, April 19 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-04-20 01:01:06 GMT
    It's Easter weekend and while some may be spending their time at Mass, there is a group of passionate people showing up in mass to celebrate their favorite superheroes at the Anaheim WondeCon.
    It's Easter weekend and while some may be spending their time at Mass, there is a group of passionate people showing up in mass to celebrate their favorite superheroes at the Anaheim WondeCon.
  • Kidnapping "Prank" Goes Bad, Parents Not Amused

    Kidnapping "Prank" Goes Bad, Parents Not Amused

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:58 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:58:38 GMT
    Twins brothers with a YouTube channel filled with their pranks say they weren't trying to make a joke. Serious intentions or not, a park full of parents were not amused by their latest stunt. This video is a must-see!
    Twins brothers with a YouTube channel filled with their pranks say they weren't trying to make a joke. Serious intentions or not, a park full of parents were not amused by their latest stunt. This video is a must-see!
  • Griffith Park Mountain Lion Found Sick, Possibly Poisoned

    Griffith Park Mountain Lion Found Sick, Possibly Poisoned

    Thursday, April 17 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-04-17 19:26:14 GMT
    Rat poison may be responsible for the sorry condition of a wild mountain lion in LA's Griffith Park. The mountain lion is known to the National Park Service as ‘P-22'.
    Rat poison may be responsible for the sorry condition of a wild mountain lion in LA's Griffith Park. The mountain lion is known to the National Park Service as ‘P-22'.
Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices