Three area youths – two of them students at local high schools and one a recent graduate – were killed in a collision between the passenger car they were in and a semi-truck late Monday night.
Investigators said the two youths and a young adult relative died of injuries sustained in the collision on Las Positas Road at approximately 10:30 p.m., witnesses reporting a car possibly into the rear of a semi-truck.
All three young men were either attending local schools or had recently graduated according to police, who said one victim was attending Livermore High School while another was a student at Del Valle Continuation High School. The third, a relative of the Del Valle student, had graduated from Vineyard Alternative High School.
Details of the circumstances leading up to the crash were not released, and the names of the victims were being withheld. Police and firefighters responded to a report of a crash in the 5600 block of Las Positas and arrived to find two youths deceased at the scene with the third severely injured but alive.
That patient was transported to a local hospital where he later died of his injuries.
News of the crash reverberated throughout the Tri-Valley area Tuesday, reminding many of the Christmas Day collision that killed three Dublin High students on Foothill Road in Pleasanton last year.