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Families identify teens killed in Mt. Hope crash

Posted at 7:22 AM, Oct 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-31 21:02:25-04

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (KGTV) -- Family members have identified three of the four teens involved in a deadly accident in Mt Hope.

Three teens died at the scene, a fourth is in ICU at the hospital.

Dwayne Heard is Dashaun Heard’s father, one of the teens that did not survive the crash. Dashaun was just 17-years-old. Heard says his family is still in disbelief about what happened, saying his son was a good kid that was outgoing and enjoyed being with his friends.

Rose Montaño is the mom of two of the teens in the car, 17-year-old Daniel and 15-year-old Julian Montaño. Daniel did not survive the crash. Julian is in ICU and doctors had to amputate one of his legs.

Montaño says her son Daniel had a loving heart, was positive and enthusiastic about life.

Both Heard and Montaño say they still have many questions about what happened that night.

The crash happened around 11 p.m. Tuesday night. Police say an officer ran the car’s plates and noticed it was reported stolen. SDPD says the driver ran a red light, refusing to pull over. According to police, the officer lost sight of the car, but the helicopter followed. The driver lost control and hit a tree and a light pole.

Both parents say their teens were not the ones behind the wheel and wish their kids had just stayed home that night.

The Montaños and the Heard’s have each set up separate GoFundMe pages to help with the funeral expenses: