Rialto teenager killed in San Jacinto crash

A Rialto teenager died early Saturday from injuries she suffered when a mini-van was struck by a speeding sedan in San Jacinto, authorities said.

Denise Canez, 17, was pronounced dead at 12:54 a.m. at Hemet Valley Medical Center, the Riverside County coroner said.

The crash was at 11:52 p.m. Friday at Ramona Boulevard and Lyon Avenue, San Jacinto police Sgt. Robert Himmelberg said.

Canez was in a Toyota Sienna struck by a speeding Honda Accord that failed to stop at a stop sign, Himmelberg said.

All of the occupants in both vehicles were taken to hospitals for treatment of injuries, he said.

Alcohol was believed to be a factor in the crash, he said.

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