By Trissean McDonald
Authorities have not determined whether they’ll seek criminal charges in the dire fiery car crash that led to five teenagers dying.
16-year-old Bradley Morales, did not have a driver’s license or permit and had not started the process of obtaining one. He drove and crashed a 1995 BMW killing all 5 passengers inside the car. The crash occurred October 4, 2014, at 2:10am, at the side of 5 freeway near 133 freeway interchange, according to California Highway Patrol. J.J Antillon, an assistant chief with the CHP.
She stated that drugs/alcohol were not indicators of the fatal crash. Morales is the only survivor. Those that did not survive are: Alex Sotelo and Matthew Melo (Capistrano Valley High School), Jenny Campos and Jennifer Bahena (Laguna Hills High School), and Brandon Moreno (Carl Hankey Middle School).
Reportedly, two of the girls and one of the boys were not wearing seat belts. Those names were not release. California law prohibits drivers under the age of 18 to drive from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m., or carry passengers under 20 for the first 12 months of being licensed, unless with a parent/guardian. It’s undetermined how the driver gained access of the vehicle. At this time, the family does not wish to release information.
Investigations are still ongoing. Antillon says investigations could take up to a month.