One youth was killed and three of his friends were critically injured Tuesday in the second fatal car crash involving students vacationing during spring break in the Palm Springs area.

Jon Gregory Treadway, 16, of La Mesa, Calif., was killed instantly when he lost control of the 1989 Jaguar he was driving on Highway 111 about noon and crashed head-on into a palm tree, Riverside County Sheriff's Deputy Gary Burkheimer said.His three passengers were all critically injured and taken to local hospitals.