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Boys Killed In Crash From Vallecito High

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Names of the two teenager boys killed in a traffic accident Tuesday night near Arnold have been released.

Officials say 17 year-old Steven Ferrari of Arnold and Ernest Mann, of Hathaway Pines — who had just turned 16 Tuesday — were both Vallecito High School students.

They were passengers in a car that drifted off the edge of Blagen Road near White Pines Lake and careened down an embankment into a creek below hitting two trees. Another 16 year-old was flown in critical condition to a Modesto Hospital. Two 17 year-old boys — the driver and a passenger — suffered moderate injuries.

The CHP is saying alcohol was a factor in this fatal crash. Criminal charges may be forthcoming. The Calaveras area CHP is continuing their investigation.