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The California Highway Patrol said Monday that the truck driver deliberately rammed his vehicle into a Toyota Prius, which was filled with teenagers, the cause of the deadly crash that killed three young men in the Temescal Valley.
The crash was reported shortly before 10:30 p.m. Sunday night near the intersection of Temescal Canyon Road and Trilogy Parkway.
The researchers found that the two vehicles were traveling south on Temescal Canyon when the driver of a white Infiniti, later identified as 42-year-old, Anurag Chandra, Corona, deliberately hit the Prius, causing it to slam into a tree, the CHP said.
Anurag Chandra, was arrested after the deadly crash.
(Riverside County Sheriff’s Department)
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The crash left three young men dead and three others injured.
“It was a deliberate act,” CHP Lt., David Yokley, told reporters at a press conference on Monday. “Our research has led us to believe that the Lord Chandra, deliberately rammed that of the Prius, causing the driver to lose control.”
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With the Prius, it was occupied by six juveniles at the time of the collision, three of which were trapped in the vehicle after it struck a tree.
The fire department delivered some of the teens are locked inside the car. As a young boy, died on the spot while two others were pronounced dead while en route to the hospital, officials said. Their names were not immediately released.
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