2 teens killed in wrong-way I-94 crash in Minneapolis

Updated: 7:50 p.m. | Posted: 9:33 a.m.

Two teenagers have died and a third person has been seriously injured in a wrong-way highway crash in Minneapolis.

The Minnesota State Patrol says the collision between two cars happened about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday on Interstate 94 near Lowry Avenue.

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The State Patrol says a BMW was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of the interstate when it hit a Camry head on. An 18-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man in the Camry were killed.

The driver of the Camry was identified as Diana Rojas-Martinez and the passenger was Christopher Jahmar Bunay, both from Minneapolis. They were wearing their seat belts.

The 26-year-old Brooklyn Center man driving the BMW was seriously injured. Authorities believe he was intoxicated.

Both Bunay and Rojas-Martinez graduated in June from Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Minneapolis, according to a statement on the school's website.

"They were fierce friends, hard-working students and driven to succeed in all parts of their lives. They will be dearly missed by the entire Cristo Rey Jesuit family," the statement read.