Bryan Rojas was arrested on Tuesday after being involved in a South Gate hit-and-run that resulted in the deaths of two people, seriously injuring three others.

Rojas, 22, crashed into the victim’s Mitsubishi with such force, firefighters had to employ the jaw of life to extract┬áthe dead and injured passengers from the vehicle.

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Police said Rojas fled from the scene of a crash in which five people were trapped inside a white Mitsubishi in the area of El Paseo and South Garfield Avenue on Saturday. The car was smashed so badly that firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to free them from the vehicle. The two people who died at the scene were later identified as Angie Ruiz, 15, and Lester Larios, 55, both of Bell. Three other people were seriously injured and transported to a local hospital. A passenger in the suspect’s car was also injured. h/t abc7

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Investigators said speed was a factor in the crash.