SAN JOSE (KRON) — Two 18-year-olds died late Thursday night following a fatal crash on Alum Rock Avenue in San Jose, according to California Highway Patrol.
The crash occurred Thursday night at 10:39 p.m. at Kirk Avenue, according to the CHP.
Officers said an 18-year-old male was driving a 2001 Toyota Camry with three passengers, 18, 15 and 14 years old, west on Alum Rock Avenue east of Kirk Avenue when the Camry drifted into the eastbound lane and crashed head-on into a 2000 Toyota Tundra traveling in the opposite direction.
The driver, from San Francisco, and an 18-year male passenger, from Woodbridge, Va., were declared deceased at the scene.
Following the crash, two of the passengers in the Camry, 15 and 14-year-old females from San Jose, fled the scene with an unknown party, officers said.
The female passengers suffered minor injuries in the crash.
The driver of the Tundra, identified as 57-year-old Steve Hibdon, of San Jose, suffered major injuries in the crash and was transported to the hospital.
The names of the deceased 18-year-olds have not been released.
Driving under the influence is being investigated as the cause of the crash, according to the CHP.
The accident closed all eastbound and westbound lanes of Alum Rock Avenue for several hours. Crews were able to clear the crash just after 1 a.m., said CHP officials.
Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the CHP at (408) 467-5400.