Walnut –Wednesday morning, a 17-year-old student was killed when a vehicle he was driving collided with a tree on the center divider on Nogales Street.
According to local reports, Ali S. Rizvi died when the minivan he was driving crashed into a tree on Nogales Street between Francesca Drive and Shadow Oak Drive. West Covina police spokesman Eddie Flores said someone heard the crash and called police at around 3 a.m. According to Flores, Police believe the minivan was southbound on Nogales Street when it hit a tree in the center median.
Coroner’s spokesman, Ed Winter, said Rizvi was pronounced dead at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center at about 4:44 a.m.
Officers found the minivan and the injured driver and have not determined what led to the crash. A local resident was reported as saing he heard a loud crash around 3 a.m. and it was common to hear drivers speeding on Nogales Street. When he woke up around 7 a.m., he saw officers asking neighbors if they saw anything related to the crash.