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2 teens facing murder charges for deadly street-racing crash

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Posted at 2:09 PM, Aug 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-20 17:09:02-04

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Two teenagers are facing murder charges for a street-racing crash that killed three people and critically injured a fourth in a Los Angeles suburb.

Burbank police say 19-year-old Hamlet Aghajanyan of Burbank and a 17-year-old boy were taken into custody Thursday.

The older teen has been charged with murder and prosecutors are determining whether to file the same charges against the 17-year-old.

Authorities say they were racing on Aug. 3 when Aghajanyan broadsided a Volkswagen, tearing it in half. Three people in that car died. The fourth was critically injured.