SAN DIEGO Authorities on Wednesday publicly identified one of two teenagers killed when the sports car they were driving in sped down a beachfront street and tumbled down a rocky embankment on Torrey Pines State Beach.
Joshua Manzanares, 19, and another passenger were thrown from the southbound 2020 Subaru WRX when it spun out of control on Torrey Pines Road near Los Penasquitos Lagoon shortly before 11 p.m. Monday, crashed through a guardrail and rolled side-by-side on the beach, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Manzanares, a resident of Lake Elsinore, died at the scene. The identity of the other fatally injured youth has not been released.
Emergency crews freed three teenagers from the mangled car and took them to Scripps Memorial Hospital for treatment for injuries that ranged in severity from major to superficial, according to the San Diego Fire Department.
The 19-year-old man who was driving the sedan escaped the crash with minor injuries, police said. Although investigators suspect intoxication was a factor in the crash, it was unclear on Wednesday whether the driver, whose name has not yet been released, will face criminal charges in the case.
Two teenage passengers were killed after a suspected driver with a DUI swerved the car off the roadway and landed on Torrey Pines Beach, police said Tuesday.
A 19-year-old man – who was driving a 2020 Subaru WRX with two 18-year-old and two 19-year-old passengers – was speeding when he lost control on Torrey Pines Road between beach turns 4 and 5 in Torrey Pines State Beach around 11 p.m. Monday, according to the San Diego Police Department.
The teenage driver crashed his vehicle through a roadside guardrail and hit several rocks before coming to rest on the beach.
It is not known whether the two passengers died at the scene or in hospital. The two surviving passengers suffered serious injuries, including damage to the lungs, and one broke a hip. The 19-year-old driver was slightly injured.
SDPD investigators suspect that alcohol may have been a factor in the accident. No other information, including the identity of the driver and passengers, was released.