Johnny Ildefonzo Punzalan and Joshua Adonai Manzanares, both 19, killed in crash on North Torrey Pines Road in San Diego, California

Modified Date: 
Tue, 05/17/2022 - 7:00am
Accident Date: 
Monday, April 25, 2022

At least 2 teens killed in car crash on beach in Torrey Pines area

Police said a 19-year-old man was driving a 2020 Subaru WRX with four passengers -- two 18-year-olds and two 19-year-olds -- at a high rate of speed when he lost control of the vehicle on the southbound side of North Torrey Pines Road, hit the center median, and then crashed through a guardrail.

Driver arrested in Torrey Pines crash that killed 2 teens

SDPD officials said 19-year-old Christopher Schmittel was taken into custody on Sunday at his home in Moreno Valley. He was booked into Vista jail on two counts of murder, two counts of gross vehicular manslaughter, and felony DUI.

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Johnny Ildefonzo Punzalan
Joshua Adonai Manzanares
Christopher Schmittel