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15-year-old, 18-year-old killed in rollover on I-5

Posted at 8:35 AM, Jun 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-04 19:22:36-04

UPDATE (2:30 p.m.): Stockdale school officials tell 23ABC the four young girls involved in Sunday night's crash on I-5 were students at Stockdale High School.

Officials said the 15-year-old girl who died was a freshman and the 18-year-old girl who died was a senior who had just graduated last week.

School officials say grief counselors will be available to students tomorrow on campus when summer school begins.

Two teens were killed in a crash on Interstate 5 on Sunday following a rollover. 

According to the California Highway Patrol, a Jeep was cut off on Northbound Interstate 5 just south of Grapevine Road just before 5:30 Sunday afternoon. 

According to the CHP, the Jeep "took evasive action and lost control of the vehicle." The Jeep then went toward the center median and hit an asphalt curb and embankment and overturned. 

The Jeep rolled multiple times. 

Four people in the Jeep suffered injuries. A 15-year-old girl and 18-year-old woman were taken to a hospital and were pronounced dead. 

Another 18-year-old woman suffered major injuries. The 17-year-old driver suffered minor injuries.