Snapchat release video of 115mph crash that killed five people 5 years ago

Snapchat release video of 115mph crash that killed five people

A video captured on Snapchat shows the moments before a speeding driver crashed and killed five people.

The driver of the vehicle has been identified as 22-year-old Pablo Cortes. He and passenger, 19-year-old, Jolie Bartolome, both died in the crash on Wednesday which also claimed the lives of a female driver and her two young children. Two other children are fighting for their lives.

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The speedometer filter on Snapchat quickly escalades to 115mph which is approximately 185km/h.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iwH6qIDGX0

Cortes was driving the highway when he lost control of his Volkswagen Golf, and slammed head-into a minivan.

Bartolome is heard in the video laughing at the speed. She also pans left to show Cortes slamming on his gearshift.

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Jolie Bartolome and Pablo Cortes

The female driver has been identified as Marianela Portocarrero. A member of her family has set up a GoFundMe page to raise funds for her burial.

She writes:

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“Our family lost an amazing mother, my cousin Marianela Portocarrero and two of her wonderful children, Maria Isabela and John Jr in an accident caused by a driver who was using excessive speed. Her daughter, Lina Bernal and niece Luisa Loiza, were in the vehicle also, and are now fighting for their lives.”

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Portocarrero Family

“Our prayers are with the families of the additional lives lost in what we can only describe as a nightmare. Her surviving daughter and husband's lives will never be the same; our lives will never be the same. We have to do the unthinkable and bury a mother and her two young children. We need help from the community to give them a proper burial and to assist with anything the survivors will need.”

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“We have lost 3 lives, but heaven has gained 3 angels.”