A student at Livermore High School was killed and five other classmates were injured in a solo car crash on Friday night, officials at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Livermore said.
Alameda County Fire Department officials said they responded to a report of a pickup truck that was 200 feet from an embankment on Del Valle Road just before 11:30 p.m. in an unincorporated area of Livermore.
Firefighters said a total of six people were involved in the crash. Two of the victims were airlifted to a nearby hospital. While four others were transported by ambulance.
One of the victims was trapped inside the vehicle and extrication was required once the vehicle was stabilized, firefighters said.
St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Livermore identified one of the victims as Sal Barbilnardo, a high school student in Livermore and a former Catholic school student. Officials added that Barbilinardo was in critical condition.
Officials from St. Michael’s Catholic Church posted the following statement on their Facebook page:
“The news of last night’s tragic car crash that involved six students from the local Livermore High School filled us with sadness and grief. Sal Barbilnardo, a former student of St Michael’s School, remains in critical condition. A student has died. Please offer prayers for the rest of the soul of the deceased student, for peace and consolation for his family, and for the healing of those who are recovering.“
The names of the other students involved in the crash, including that of the deceased student, were not immediately known.
NBC Bay Area has contacted the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District, which oversees Livermore High School for a statement.
St. Michael officials said there would be a vigil for the victims of the crash at 7 p.m. Saturday at Livermore High School.
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