Four Irvine teenagers who died in a deadly Memorial Day crash in Newport Beach were passengers in a car driven by a 17-year-old University High School student who did not have a license, according to a news report.
Abdulrahman Alyahyan, a senior at University High School, had been cited five weeks ago for illegally driving with passengers under the age of 20. Alyahyan, who also died in the crash, did not have a permit or a provisional license to drive. Those documents were held up pending a California DMV verification of his immigration status.
Under California law, it is illegal for a driver in the first year of provisional licensing to drive with passengers under the age of 20. All five teens killed in the crash were 16 or 17 years old. On April 20, Alyahyan had been cited by Irvine police for driving with passengers under the age of 20, illegally modifying the exhaust system on the car and having tinted windows obstructing the driver’s view.
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