Twin teen brothers among victims in deadly Pleasanton crash on Christmas night

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PLEASANTON (KRON) — Two of the three teenage boys killed in a crash in Pleasanton on Christmas night were twin brothers.

The Dublin High School students, Mark and Michael Urista, were with three others when the car they were in smashed into a power pole and went into a tree Christmas night.

One of the victims injured has been identified as “Jared”. He is the cousin of the twin brothers, according to a close family friend.

Jared is currently in ICU and in a coma.

The crash occurred around 10 p.m. Wednesday on Foothill Road near Castlewood Drive in Pleasanton.

The California Highway Patrol said they were driving southbound on Foothill Road when they swerved, hit a power pole and wrapped around a tree.

Antonio Zavatti wore a custom made hoodie Thursday with pictures of his best friends, including Javier Ramirez, the third victim who died in the crash and also a Dublin High School student.

“It just hits you that they’re not here no more — all three,” Zavatti said.

Karen Chamberlain, a campus supervisor at the high school, said she too was compelled to offer her love and support.

Chamberlain says she was unsure if the other two teens who were injured in the crash were also Dublin students.

The CHP says those two victims were taken to Eden Medical Center with major injuries.

The twin brothers were described as inseparable.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation, but alcohol is not believed to be a factor.

An online fundraiser was started for the family of the victims.

The GoFundMe had raised more than $39,000 as of Thursday evening.

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