Silverado Canyon : 2 Youths Killed in Collision Identified

Authorities Saturday identified two teen-agers who were killed when a car collided head-on with a pickup truck in the Silverado Canyon area late Friday night.

An Orange County coroner's spokesman said David Manning, 16, and Clifford Hartman, 17, both of Anaheim, died in the accident on Silverado Canyon Road, near Santiago Canyon Road, shortly after 10 p.m.

A westbound 1986 Chevrolet crossed the center divider and struck a Toyota 4-by-4 truck traveling in the opposite direction, according to a prepared statement by investigating California Highway Patrol Officer Randy Rimmey.

Rimmey said witnesses told investigators the Chevrolet was traveling 55 to 60 miles per hour and had crossed the double yellow lines while passing traffic prior to the collision.

The automobile's 17-year-old driver and two 17-year-old passengers were ejected from the car, Rimmey said. One of the ejected youths, along with a 16-year-old passenger who was wearing a seat belt and remained in the car, were killed in the collision, the CHP said.

The car's driver and a surviving passenger were taken to UCI Medical Center and treated for "moderate injuries," Rimmey said.

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