Crystal Urea, Driver in Fatal California Crash: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Crystal Urea was the driver in a Southern California crash that killed Urea and left four local high school students injured at about 6:06 p.m. on May 5, one of the victims is in critical condition.

KTLA-TV reported Urea’s identity on Tuesday afternoon.

Officials at nearby Corona High School confirmed to KTLA and CBS Los Angeles that four students there were injured, one critically.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. The Road Where the Crash Took Place is Known to be Dangerous

It was a one-car crash. Residents in the area, at the 1600 block of Via Pacifica, said that that the area around the crash is dangerous due to the curving roadway.

2. Her Car Plowed Into a Tree

The Ford Mustang Urea was driving crashed into a tree, totaling the car. According to the KTLA report, speed is thought to have been a factor.

3. She Was From Nearby Santa Ana

Urea, 20, is a resident of Santa Ana, California, about 25 miles east of where the fatal crash took place.

4. Corona High School is in Mourning

Counselors were on hand Tuesday at Corona High School, according to CBS Los Angeles. The school released a statement saying:

We extend our deepest sympathy to the families of all of those involved in the accident. We ask that the community joins us in keeping the students and their families in their thoughts.​

5. It Was the Second Fatal Crash in Corona in Less Than a Week

Shaun Jarvis Death

San Bernadino police officer Shaun Jarvis. (Facebook)

On May 1, Shaun Jarvis, an off-duty San Bernadino police officer, was killed on the 91 Freeway while riding through Corona on a motorcycle.

Jarvis, a father of three, died after he was thrown off the motorcycle he was riding westbound and hit by an eastbound car on the other side of the freeway.