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Joseph Daniel Saiz, 19, (right) and Elana Keltner Crawford, 18, (left) were killed in a three-vehicle collision on Oct. 30.

Glendale police are investigating after two teens died in a three-vehicle collision near the 7000 block of West Bell Road Oct. 30.

Police have identified Joseph Daniel Saiz, 19, and Elana Keltner Crawford, 18, as those who were killed.

Officers responded just after 8:30 p.m., according to the department. The initial investigation shows Saiz was driving a Ford Mustang eastbound on Bell Road with passenger Crawford in the car. Witnesses reported Saiz was driving at a high rate of speed without headlights on.

Meanwhile, a Honda Civic with one occupant was traveling westbound on Bell Road and turned left at Grandview Road, hitting the back of the Mustang, police continued. That collision caused the Mustang to hit the median, where it collided into two trees.

After striking the trees, it continued onto the westbound lane, where it collided with a Lexus ES300 occupied by one person.

Saiz, who was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle, died on scene. Crawford was transported to a local hospital, where she was later pronounced dead. The driver of the Lexus was transported to a local hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. The driver of the Civic was not injured.