Greeley teenagers killed in traffic accident after rolling stop sign

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GREELEY, Colo. — Two Greeley Central High School graduates were killed in a car crash Sunday when one of the teens failed to yield at a stop sign.

About 3:15 p.m., Edwardo Hernandez, 18, was driving a 1991 Honda Civic eastbound on Weld County Road 90, the Greeley Tribune reported.

Matthew Garcia, 18 was in the passenger seat. Hernandez approached the intersection with Colo. 14 and failed to stop at a stop sign, the paper reported.

A 2013 Nissan Altima driven by a 17-year-old Sterling boy was traveling westbound on Colo. 14 and collided with the driver’s side of the Civic.

Both Hernandez and Garcia were pronounced dead at the scene about 30 minutes later. The driver of the Altima was unhurt.

Neither drugs nor alcohol were suspected as factors in the crash.

Both teens played basketball for Greeley Central. Garcia was recently honored as the best boys basketball player in Weld County.  Hernandez was an accomplished student.

They both graduated from Greeley Central about a week ago.


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