30 May 2013

Abdulrahman M. Alyahyan, springtime in OC!

Abdulrahman M. Alyahyan and 4 other Irvine teens died when he smashed an Infiniti into a tree at 100MPH without a license. He was from Iraq. He was a weighlifter (roids?) and had been cited for modifying his car. Four of 'em flew out of the car (seatbelts anyone?) and one was jammed in the car and died in the ensuing fire. Ahh, springtime in OC! An Irvine teenager who lost control of his car and crashed into a tree in Newport Beach, killing himself and four passengers, may have been going as fast as 100 mph, a Newport Beach city official said. While the investigation into the Monday evening collision continues, Newport Beach police have said speed was definitely a factor in the fiery wreck. Adulrahman M. Alyahyan, 17, was driving his 2008 Infiniti down Jamboree Road toward Newport Harbor at a high rate of speed about 5:20 p.m., police said. The stretch of road where he crashed is a downhill straightaway with a 55 mph speed limit. Alyahyan lost control and the Infiniti drove head-on into a tree in the road’s median, splitting the car in two and killing Alyahyan and his four passengers: Irvine High School 11th-graders Nozad Al Hamawendi and Cecilia D. Zamora, both 17; and sisters Robin A. Cabrera, 17, a 12th-grader, and Aurora "Christine" Cabrera, 16.