PLACENTIA ( — Authorities say two people were killed in an overnight crash in Placentia.

The accident at the intersection of Orangethorpe Avenue and Rose Drive was reported at 2:07 a.m. Sunday.

When officers arrived on scene, they located an 18-year-old female passenger deceased in a Mitsubishi Lancer.

Police said the 22-year-old driver of the Mitsubishi was extricated from the vehicle but was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators have since learned that the Mitsubishi was traveling at a high rate of speed when it entered an intersection, failed to stop for a red light, and collided with a GMC box truck.

According to police, the driver of the box truck was not injured.

Anyone with additional information about the crash was asked to contact the Placentia Police Department Traffic Bureau at (714) 993-8258.


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