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Friends grieving loss of driver in SR-905 crash

Posted at 6:15 PM, Jan 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-08 22:27:32-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Friends are grieving the loss of a young man killed in a South Bay crash that also sent five teenagers to the hospital.

"This is like a bad dream and I want to wake up," said Ivan Nares.

Nares says he got a heart-stopping call from his brother Gustavo, 18, from the emergency room Wednesday morning.

"He said, 'Ivan, Ivan, I need you. Please come,'" said Nares.

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Nares rushed to San Diego from his Tijuana home. His brother was a passenger in a Chrysler 300 packed with teens after a night at an indoor trampoline park.

The CHP says around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, the car was headed south on State Route 905 going at a high rate of speed when it hit the center divide near the Beyer Boulevard off-ramp. The 21-year-old driver was thrown from the car and died at the scene.

Three males and two females, ranging from 15- to 19-years-old, were rushed to hospitals. Among them was Nares' brother, who suffered a fractured pelvis and two broken legs. He is uninsured.

Gustavo is an amateur boxer and a recent graduate of San Ysidro High. He was in the process of applying to college. Instead, he faces a tough road to recovery.

"The advice give to all the people, especially young people is don't drive like you are in a 'Fast and Furious' movie. Be cautious. You're not just playing with your life. You're messing with other people's lives," Nares said.

Nares has yet to tell his brother that his friend died in the crash. He's waiting for the right time. Their cousin was also seriously injured in the crash.