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4 killed, 1 hurt in car crash

September 28, 2009|Corina Knoll

Four people riding in a convertible were killed in a car crash in Palmdale, the California Highway Patrol said Sunday.

Stephen Nubani, 22, was driving a gold Audi A4 north on 70th Street East about 10:15 p.m. Saturday when he failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of 70th and Avenue N, according to a CHP statement. The convertible was struck by a Cadillac Deville that was heading east.

Both vehicles flipped. All four passengers in the Audi were killed.

Nubani, the only victim not wearing a seat belt, was a resident of Hollywood, and the three passengers -- Rylan Jernigan, 18; Araceli Alvarez, 19; and Cesar Chunga, 22 -- were from Palmdale, the CHP statement said.

The Cadillac was driven by Kirk Pitts, 44, of Littlerock, who suffered a broken ankle and femur and was transported to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills.

-- Corina Knoll

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