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February 21, 2000 | ANA CHOLO-TIPTON and PETER WARREN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two Tustin families joined by their teenage sons' friendship were linked in grief Sunday after a car accident took one boy's life and left two brothers severely injured. "I'd like to think he was part of the lightning show we saw last night and that he's in our hearts," said Jenny Shumar, whose 15-year-old son, James "Jimbo," was killed when the car Chris Cruz, 17, was driving spun out of control late Saturday in Anaheim Hills. Chris and his brother Caleb, 15, remain in intensive care.
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January 27, 2001 | MICHAEL KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Instant death. It can happen to anyone who travels by car on the streets and freeways of Los Angeles. It could happen to anyone from Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher to a 15-year-old with a learner's permit. You're obeying all the rules. Buckled in. Cruising under the speed limit. Not tailgating. Then, suddenly, like a missile fired from a MiG-29, a runaway car bursts through the red light and explodes into your door. Instantly, you're dead.
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October 19, 1999
A USC student, who authorities say boasted of selling drugs to five teenagers who died in a car wreck after an all-night rave party, agreed to plead guilty Monday to unrelated charges that he sold thousands of doses of LSD to undercover drug agents from his Pasadena home. Hugh Scott McLetchie, 21, a USC senior, signed a plea agreement Monday in which he admitted selling 11,200 doses of LSD to agents of the federal Drug Enforcement Administration between February and September.
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January 10, 2001 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A popular Newport Beach teen whose friends had kept a prayer vigil for him for two days as he lay comatose has died. Brian Campbell, 17, died at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, a spokeswoman said. "We are all just devastated," said Colleen Campbell, Brian's grandmother and a former mayor of San Juan Capistrano. The youth had been hospitalized after an incident about 11 p.m.
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August 27, 1997 | SCOTT HADLY and DAWN HOBBS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A 16-year-old Ventura boy died Tuesday afternoon and his brother and four of their friends were injured when the car they were riding in veered off the road near Emma Wood State Beach and slammed into a rock embankment. Jason Sawdey, 16, died of his injuries. His brother, Matt, 14, sustained critical injuries. The other victims were driver Patty Daniels, 16; Nicole Kintz, 16; her brother, Ryan Kintz, 14; and Rick Nielsen, 13.
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January 10, 2001 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A popular Newport Beach teen whose friends had kept a prayer vigil for him for two days as he lay comatose has died. Brian Campbell, 17, died at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, a spokeswoman said. "We are all just devastated," said Colleen Campbell, Brian's grandmother and a former mayor of San Juan Capistrano. The youth had been hospitalized after an incident about 11 p.m.
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February 3, 1997
A 15-year-old Malibu boy dismantling a homemade pipe bomb in his bedroom was slightly injured Sunday afternoon when the device unexpectedly detonated, authorities said. The boy, whose name was not released, also had fashioned a second pipe bomb, said Sheriff's Lt. John O'Brien. Deputies found and detonated that bomb in the backyard of the Dume Drive home after evacuating residents of several neighboring houses.
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November 22, 1999 | CAITLIN LIU
Two teenage boys killed Saturday morning when the stolen car they were riding in flipped have been identified as Theodore Castillo and Joey Napolee, according to the CHP. Both were 13 and lived in Lancaster, said Officer Frank Sansone, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol. The accident occurred about 11:20 a.m. on Avenue Q east of 110th Street East. The boys were with two other teenage boys, both 14, and a 12-year-old girl, all from Lancaster.
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January 27, 2001 | MICHAEL KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Instant death. It can happen to anyone who travels by car on the streets and freeways of Los Angeles. It could happen to anyone from Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher to a 15-year-old with a learner's permit. You're obeying all the rules. Buckled in. Cruising under the speed limit. Not tailgating. Then, suddenly, like a missile fired from a MiG-29, a runaway car bursts through the red light and explodes into your door. Instantly, you're dead.
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February 23, 2000 | HECTOR BECERRA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A high school senior pleaded not guilty to four counts of vehicular manslaughter Tuesday in the deaths resulting from a high-speed crash last week in Santa Clarita. Before a courtroom packed with friends and relatives of both the defendant and the four who died, prosecutors asked that bail be doubled to $500,000 for Marcus Christian Lellan, 18, of Santa Clarita.
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March 20, 2000 | JEFFREY GETTLEMAN
A 16-year-old Lancaster girl who apparently fell asleep at the wheel was killed Sunday morning when her car went off the Antelope Valley Freeway and crashed into a light pole, authorities said. The girl was driving with a friend at 3 a.m. near Via Princessa when her car slid off the road, down an embankment and into the pole, said Sgt. Bruce Sonnenblick of the county Sheriff's Department.
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February 25, 2000 | CAITLIN LIU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Foul weather claimed a second life in the San Fernando Valley this week as a Reseda youth died from injuries suffered when his older brother drove through a puddle and lost control of their car, authorities said Thursday. Rajdeep Singh, 17, was in the passenger seat of a Toyota driven by his brother, 19-year-old Tajinder, on Victory Boulevard near Mason Avenue in Woodland Hills about 1:55 p.m. Wednesday, said Officer Jason Lee, an LAPD spokesman.
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February 23, 2000 | HECTOR BECERRA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A high school senior pleaded not guilty to four counts of vehicular manslaughter Tuesday in the deaths resulting from a high-speed crash last week in Santa Clarita. Before a courtroom packed with friends and relatives of both the defendant and the four who died, prosecutors asked that bail be doubled to $500,000 for Marcus Christian Lellan, 18, of Santa Clarita.
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February 21, 2000 | ANA CHOLO-TIPTON and PETER WARREN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two Tustin families joined by their teenage sons' friendship were linked in grief Sunday after a car accident took one boy's life and left two brothers severely injured. "I'd like to think he was part of the lightning show we saw last night and that he's in our hearts," said Jenny Shumar, whose 15-year-old son, James "Jimbo," was killed when the car Chris Cruz, 17, was driving spun out of control late Saturday in Anaheim Hills. Chris and his brother Caleb, 15, remain in intensive care.
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November 22, 1999 | CAITLIN LIU
Two teenage boys killed Saturday morning when the stolen car they were riding in flipped have been identified as Theodore Castillo and Joey Napolee, according to the CHP. Both were 13 and lived in Lancaster, said Officer Frank Sansone, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol. The accident occurred about 11:20 a.m. on Avenue Q east of 110th Street East. The boys were with two other teenage boys, both 14, and a 12-year-old girl, all from Lancaster.
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November 21, 1999 | SUE FOX, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two teenage boys were killed Saturday and three other youths were injured when the stolen car they were riding in swerved out of control and flipped near Palmdale, said a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol. The accident occurred at 11:20 a.m. on Avenue Q, east of 110th Street East.
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February 25, 2000 | CAITLIN LIU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Foul weather claimed a second life in the San Fernando Valley this week as a Reseda youth died from injuries suffered when his older brother drove through a puddle and lost control of their car, authorities said Thursday. Rajdeep Singh, 17, was in the passenger seat of a Toyota driven by his brother, 19-year-old Tajinder, on Victory Boulevard near Mason Avenue in Woodland Hills about 1:55 p.m. Wednesday, said Officer Jason Lee, an LAPD spokesman.
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November 21, 1999 | SUE FOX, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two teenage boys were killed Saturday and three other youths were injured when the stolen car they were riding in swerved out of control and flipped near Palmdale, said a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol. The accident occurred at 11:20 a.m. on Avenue Q, east of 110th Street East.
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October 19, 1999
A USC student, who authorities say boasted of selling drugs to five teenagers who died in a car wreck after an all-night rave party, agreed to plead guilty Monday to unrelated charges that he sold thousands of doses of LSD to undercover drug agents from his Pasadena home. Hugh Scott McLetchie, 21, a USC senior, signed a plea agreement Monday in which he admitted selling 11,200 doses of LSD to agents of the federal Drug Enforcement Administration between February and September.
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September 24, 1999 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Traces of illicit drugs, including methamphetamine and mind-altering Ecstasy, were found in the bodies of five teenagers whose car plunged over a cliff as they were leaving an all-night rave party in the Angeles National Forest, the coroner's office disclosed Thursday. There were no indications that the driver braked before the Toyota sedan ran off Angeles Crest Highway on Aug. 29, plummeting 1,200 feet down the mountain. Four of the teenagers were thrown from the car.
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