Driver arrested on suspicion of murder in Porter Ranch crash that killed two teens
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LA PALMA – A man has been arrested in the car crash that killed two teens and injured three others. Authorities say he is suspected of murdering one of the victims.
David Harklerode, 24, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder after the crash in the La Palma Canyon neighborhood of Los Angeles.
The crash happened near 11th Street and Crenshaw Boulevard Sunday morning. Police say Harklerode slammed into one of two cars while driving erratically on the 10 Freeway northbound.
After the crash, Harklerode got out of his car and got into another before driving away. As the car approached a cul-de-sac, one of the drivers of the cars caught up to Harklerode, causing a head-on collision that killed the passenger in both cars.
Police believe the passengers were siblings, according to a statement from police in Porter Ranch. It remains unclear who was driving the car that was hit.
Harklerode refused to talk to detectives, police said. The passengers suffered traumatic injuries.
The second car involved in the crash was severely damaged and had to be towed.
Harklerode was booked into the Los Angeles County Main Jail on suspicion of murder and three counts of felony evading a police officer. Police say he has been cooperative and will remain in custody as the investigation goes on.
The case is being investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Internal Affairs Bureau.
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