Driver in crash that killed 5 teens didn’t have license
IRVINE, Calif. — The 16-year-old boy driving a BMW that crashed on Interstate 5 in Irvine over the weekend, killing five other teens, apparently didn’t have a driver’s license, authorities said.
“We ran his name and date of birth his parents gave us and there was no record of him having a license,” said CHP Officer Florentino Olivera.
The teenagers were heading home to Mission Viejo after a trip to Knott’s Scary Farm in Buena Park. The 1995 BMW went off the road, up an embankment and ended up perched on a concrete retaining wall, where it burst into flames. The driver, identified as Bradley Morales, was found outside the vehicle. He was the only one in the car to survive. He underwent brain surgery for a fractured skull and was listed in serious but stable condition.
Motorists younger than 17 1/2 are normally prohibited from driving after 11 p.m. and can’t have passengers under 20 years old.