Driver of Stolen Car in Fatal Crash Identified
The driver of a stolen sports car that slammed into a second vehicle in Agoura, causing four deaths, was identified Thursday by the California Highway Patrol as Bradford Taylor of Houston.
Taylor, 38, was heading south at about 70 m.p.h. on Kanan Road around 1 p.m. Wednesday and tried to pass a van, witnesses told investigators.
The car Taylor was driving collided with one driven by John Wiseman, 18, of Van Nuys, a recent Birmingham High School graduate and co-captain of the school’s varsity baseball team. Wiseman was returning from the beach with Ericka Michelle Licht of Woodland Hills and Janine Sue Fastow of Van Nuys, both 15.
Taylor and the three teen-agers died shortly after the crash.
CHP officer Jill Angel said the sports car had been reported stolen last week from West Hollywood. She said authorities had not determined if Taylor stole the car.