Teen victims identified in fatal Alameda rollover


The Alameda County coroner’s bureau has identified two 17-year-olds killed in a rollover collision Monday morning in Alameda as Briana Ortega of Hayward and Simon Sotelo of Union City.

The collision was reported at Park Street and Lincoln Avenue at 8:01 a.m., and involved a minivan with a single occupant and a full-sized truck carrying seven people.

Ortega and Sotelo were both in the truck. Ortega died at the scene. Sotelo was transported to Highland Hospital before he was pronounced dead.

Five other occupants of the truck were transported to a hospital with critical injuries.

A woman driving the minivan was also hospitalized with injuries that were not thought to be life-threatening.

Police said speed appeared to be a factor in the collision.

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