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Two People Identified After Police Say They Crashed A Stolen Vehicle

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Two People Identified After Police Say They Crashed A Stolen Vehicle

York County

Authorities in York County have identified two individuals involved in a tragic incident where they allegedly crashed a stolen vehicle. The incident occurred on Saturday evening, leading to a devastating outcome for both individuals.

Details of the Incident

The York County Coroners Office has identified the individuals as Michael Jonas, a resident of Rock Hill, and Justin Villanueva, a 21-year-old from Charlotte. The incident unfolded when Jonas, the driver of the stolen vehicle, drove off the road and collided with a tree. The impact of the crash was severe, resulting in both Jonas and Villanueva sustaining fatal injuries.

Jonas was rushed to Atrium in Charlotte for medical attention but, unfortunately, he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival. On the other hand, Villanueva was declared dead at the scene of the crash. The South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Coroner’s Office are currently conducting a thorough investigation into the circumstances that led to the crash.

Next Steps

Autopsy and toxicology reports are pending, as authorities work to gather more information about the incident. The investigation aims to shed light on how the stolen vehicle came into the possession of the individuals involved and what factors contributed to the crash.

Community Reaction

The tragic loss of two lives in this incident has sent shockwaves through the community. Residents are expressing their condolences and sympathy for the families and loved ones of Michael Jonas and Justin Villanueva. The impact of such events serves as a sobering reminder of the importance of road safety and responsible driving.

Authorities are urging anyone with information related to the incident to come forward and assist in the ongoing investigation. The cooperation of the community is crucial in helping to uncover the full details surrounding the crash and provide closure to the affected families.

Continued Investigation

The South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Coroner’s Office are committed to uncovering the truth behind the crash and ensuring that justice is served. As more information becomes available, updates will be provided to the public to maintain transparency and accountability in the investigation process.

For further updates on this developing story, stay tuned to HERE News Network for the latest information and updates as the investigation progresses.


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