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Remembering five young car crash victims in Burbank

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Many in Burbank are grieving for the five you lives lost in that tragic car crash last Saturday. Burbank PD says the accident involved a single vehicle, a Nissan sedan, which was discovered around 4:13 a.m. September 28, “fully engulfed in flames” on San Fernando Boulevard near the Scott-Road off-ramp of the Golden State Freeway.  A female survivor was rushed to the hospital.

The Burbank Leader has identified the fatalities as Malak Hariri, Sebastian Forero, Stephen Stoll, Sugey Cuevas and Sameer Nevarez. More on the victims and a growning memorial near the crash site here.

The victims of the tragedy will be remembered at tonight’s town hall meeting at Luther Burbank Middle School. Here’s a news release from the city.


Burbank City Council Official Statement Regarding Deadly Crash

Council to hold a moment of silence during Tuesday’s Town Hall Meeting

 BURBANK, Calif. (September 30, 2013) – The following is an official statement issued by Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy on behalf of the Burbank City Council regarding Saturday’s early morning car crash that claimed several lives on San Fernando Boulevard:

“Our hearts go out to the families and friends of the young people who lost their lives so tragically Saturday morning. Our thoughts are also with the young woman who survived and her family and friends, as this is an especially painful time for them.

A tragedy of this magnitude affects the entire community, particularly one as close knit as Burbank. Due to the young age of the victims, it is important that we pay close attention to their peers as they navigate the grieving process. The Burbank Police Department is partnering with the Burbank Unified School District, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and Family Service Agency of Burbank to ensure that the necessary resources are available for those in need.

The entire Burbank community feels the grief over this accident and we stand ready to assist. Burbank is a resilient community whose strength will help all of us to weather this trying time.”

The City Council will observe a moment of silence during Tuesday night’s Town Hall meeting to honor the victims of the crash.


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