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DMV to audit driver in fatal crash

May 30, 2013

The Department of Motor Vehicles will audit an application for a driver's license filed by the teenage driver who was behind the wheel when a carload of teenagers crashed into a tree in Newport Beach, a spokesman said Thursday.

Abdulrahman Alyahyan, 17, of Irvine, did not have even a learner's permit when his Infiniti sedan crashed on Jamboree Road Monday. The wreck killed him and four passengers.

However, he was cited April 20 for violating terms of a provisional license. Those violations included illegal modifications to his car.

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The department was "following the trail of his application after he initially came in to apply," said DMV spokesman Armando Botello.

The DMV expects to have more information on Alyahyan's license status in the upcoming days, Botello said.

— Lauren Williams

Twitter: @lawilliams30

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