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Four Young Men Die in California Freeway Crash

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Four people were killed in a horrific car crash Friday, April 11, which closed a freeway east of Los Angeles.  The people who died were members of a church group and one member is still in critical condition.

The five young men were driving in a 1994 Toyota Camry when it went out of control, struck the center divider on the Pomona Freeway and rolled over.  The crash occurred at around 10:45 a.m. Friday morning.

Three of the occupants were thrown from the vehicle, and one fell into the oncoming traffic lane.  Two of the boys died at the scene while two other died at local hospitals. 

The boys, along with three other cars, were driving to an ice skating rink for a youth group event.  Two of the young men were 17-years-old, two were 18-years-old, and one was 21 years-old.  The identities of the victims have not been released.  At least two of the young men in the car were brothers, all were high school or college students, and the driver was a college student.

The freeway was shut down in both directions for hours, which caused huge backups in the region 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.