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Teen Driver In Newport Beach Crash Didn't Have Valid License

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The 17-year-old high school student who was behind the wheel of that horrific car crash that killed him and four other teenagers did not have a valid driver's license, the LA Times is reporting.

There were differing reports about who was driving at the time of the Memorial Day crash, but it's now apparently been confirmed that Abdulrahman M. Alyahyan, a student at University High School, was the driver.

Fox News earlier noted that Alyahyan only had a provisional license, which would not allow him to drive with fellow teens. Now the Times writes that DMV records show he had received a citation in April for violating his provisional license just blocks from his home in Irvine.

He was also cited for making a prohibited modification to the exhaust system of his gray 2008 Infiniti and having tinted windows that obstructed the driver’s view. At the time, he did not have a driver's license, only a pending application for one, according to the Times.

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Alyahyan and four of his friends from Irvine High School were killed in the violent crash Monday on Jamboree Road. The other victims were sisters Robin A. Cabrera, 17, and Aurora C. Cabrera, 16, and Nozad Al Hamawendi and Cecilia D. Zamora, both 17.

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