The California Highway Patrol has released the names of the two Galt teenagers who were killed in a crash Saturday night in Acampo. The victims are Cindy Rodriguez-Chavira, 17, and Josefina Pina Serrano, 19, according to CHP Officer Angel Arceo.
Serrano and Rodriguez-Chavira were killed after their 1991 Chevrolet Blazer collided with a 2001 Ford Expedition at 8:02 p.m. at Collier and Bruella roads, according to the CHP.
Serrano, driving south on Bruella Road at an estimated 60 to 65 mph, reportedly ran a stop sign as she crossed Collier Road. The Expedition, driven by a 43-year-old Acampo woman, was headed west on Collier Road, which had no stop sign at the Bruella intersection, according to a CHP report. The SUV driver on Collier Road put on her brakes, but collided with the left side of the Blazer, the CHP reported.
The Blazer overturned and caught fire, according to the CHP. The teens were pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel.
Galt High School Principal Charles Howell said Monday that Rodriguez-Chavira graduated from Galt High in June of this year, while Serrano was a 2008 graduate. Arceo said Serrano attended Cosumnes River College in Sacramento.
Services are pending at Galt Funeral Home.
The 43-year-old Acampo woman, who has not been identified, reported pain in the left shoulder, hip, left arm and head, and she received several cuts, the CHP said.
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