2 teens killed in Alameda rollover crash identified

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 01:28PM
Two teenagers who died in a rollover crash in Alameda on Memorial Day have been identified as Briana Ortega, 17, from Hayward and Simon Sotelo, 17, from Union City.


ALAMEDA, Calif. - Two teenagers who died in a rollover crash in Alameda on Memorial Day have been identified as Briana Ortega, 17, from Hayward and Simon Sotelo, 17, from Union City.

Six people were injured in a crash.

Officers responded to the area of Park Street and Lincoln Avenue just after 8 a.m. after getting a call reporting a rollover crash. They found two vehicles, a minivan and a full-size truck, according to police.

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Alameda police say the full-size pickup was carrying seven people, one of them died on the scene, and another at the hospital. At least five of the people involved in the accident are in critical condition.

The Alameda Police Department's Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating the incident. Based on witness accounts, speed appeared to be a factor in the crash, police said, though the investigation is in the preliminary stages and the primary factor hasn't been determined.

Bay City News contributed to this report.
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