Two Teens Killed in S.J. Car Crash Identified

Investigators believe drugs or alcohol may have been involved in Saturday I-880 accident.


Bay City News Service

The Santa Clara County medical examiner's office has identified two 19-year-old San Jose men who died in a crash on Interstate Highway 880 in San Jose early Saturday morning as Louie Carlos Flores and Joseph Robert Sionne.

Sionne and Flores were both in a 2010 silver Chevrolet Cobalt traveling north on I-880 shortly after 1:30 a.m. at the time of the crash, California Highway Patrol officials said.

The driver lost control of the speeding car for an unknown reason and struck a dirt embankment at the Old Bayshore Highway off-ramp, and then a ditch, the CHP said.

The passenger was ejected from the car, and the car came to a rest south of the Old Bayshore Highway on-ramp, the CHP said. The passenger was pronounced dead at the scene, and the driver was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Medical examiner's office officials could not release which of the two was the driver, and who was the passenger.

Investigators believe the crash was caused by drug or alcohol intoxication, the CHP said.


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Brenda Gonzalez January 14, 2013 at 08:41 PM
And why do I fear to let my teenager drive? I do preach about drugs and alcohol ALL THE TIME! And getting in a car with other people that have been drinking. These kind of stories just break my heart!!!
lupe February 26, 2013 at 07:39 AM
this is my son Louie Flores but i thought he would thought twice getting into the car with his friend that was drinking and driving . There alot more to this story !
Sheila Sanchez February 26, 2013 at 07:50 AM
Lupe, I'm so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you. Please accept my condolences.


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