Adrian Salinas, Bernard MaKoule Killed in Car Accident at Stunt and Schueren Roads in Malibu
Malibu, California – The California Highway Patrol has identified the two teenagers killed in a single-car accident at Stunt and Schueren roads in Malibu Canyon Tuesday afternoon.
A 1996 Mazda Miata driver, Bernard Makoule, 17, and his passenger, Adrian Salinas, 18, both from Oxnard, were traveling northbound on Stunt Road from Schueren Road.
For unknown reasons, their vehicle veered into the opposite lane and went off the road down the steep mountainside and came to rest on its roof.
The CHP said the crash happened at about 2:28 p.m. on August 25 near Calabasas.
Paramedics responded to the crash scene and pronounced Salinas dead at the scene.
MaKoule suffered critical injuries and was flown to UCLA Medical Center by a Los Angeles Fire Department helicopter, where he later succumbed to his injuries.
The cause of the incident remains under investigation.
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