The 16-year-old girl killed when the sports car she was riding in slammed into a retaining wall in Menifee, injuring four other people in the vehicle, was identified Monday.

Clarissa Lewis of Menifee was fatally injured about 6:20 p.m. Sunday on Old Newport Road, just east of Bristol Gate Lane, according to the Menifee Police Department.

Lewis was the front-seat passenger in the Tesla, being driven by another teen, with three additional teens in the rear of the car, Capt. Dave Gutierrez said. None of the surviving victims were identified.

“The preliminary investigation revealed the Tesla was going eastbound on Old Newport … lost control and struck a curb,” Gutierrez said. “The Tesla then left the roadway, struck a tree and then a brick wall.”

Riverside County Fire Department paramedics reached the location minutes later and pronounced Lewis dead at the scene.

Two youths were seriously injured, while another suffered moderate injuries, and a fourth escaped with minor injuries.

“The driver and surviving passengers fully cooperated with the investigation,” Gutierrez said.

All were taken to a regional trauma center for treatment and were expected to survive.

It was not immediately clear whether alcohol or drugs might have been factors in the crash.

“The Menifee Police Department sends our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased juvenile,” Gutierrez said. “We would like to remind all newer drivers to practice safe driving habits, to understand your personal and vehicle’s capabilities.”

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