September 16, 2014
Three teenagers were killed when their car slammed into a tree in Rancho Mirage yesterday.
Driver Tabitha Lyndsay Loftis of Palm Desert and passengers Stefan Bartek Snyder-Plati and Stephano Massotti of Rancho Mirage died in the crash yesterday afternoon.
All three were 17-year-old students at Marywood-Palm Valley High
Riverside County sheriff's officials say front seat passenger Mazzotti was the only teen wearing a seat belt.
It isn't clear what led to crash on Morningside Drive and if speed was a factor.
No other vehicles were involved.
Classes at Marywood-Palm Valley High School have been canceled today, but counselors are available at the campus.