Two people were killed this Monday in Pomona, California when the unlicensed driver of a stolen car slammed into a Nissan Maxima at high speed early Monday, slicing the Nissan in half in a burst of flames.
According to preliminary reports, the Nissan was attempting to pull into a fast food lot when it was broadsided by an Infiniti G37S traveling at an extremely high rate of speed.
Upon impact, the Nissan split in half and exploded into flames. Parts of the vehicle’s tires were seen melted onto the sidewalk.
“The flames were just sky-high. They were tremendous, tremendous flames,” a witness, Peter Romanowski, told local news channel KABC 7. “I’ve never seen an accident like that ever in my life.”
Miguel Herrera, 22, and his pregnant girlfriend Desiree Grajeda, 17, were instantly killed in the Nissan.
Lorraine Martinez, 26, the unlicensed driver of the 2008 Infinity G37S reported stolen Sunday evening, received minor injuries and was arrested and booked for investigation of auto theft and vehicular manslaughter, according to authorities.
The fatal car crash is still under investigation and there is evidence another person may have been in the vehicle during the collision who then fled the scene.