LOS ALAMITOS (CBSLA.com) — A woman was killed and a man was critically injured Tuesday in a two-vehicle crash in Los Alamitos, authorities said.
The crash happened at about 12:25 a.m. in the 3600 block of Katella Avenue, Los Alamitos police Sgt. Chris Karrer said.
The 25-year-old woman, whose name is being withheld pending notification of her relatives, was a passenger in a late model Ford Mustang that was hit broadside by a van, Los Alamitos police Capt. Bruce McAlpine said. She was pronounced dead at UCI Medical Center.
The driver of the Mustang, a 28-year-old man, was taken to Long Beach Memorial Medical Center in critical condition, McAlpine said. His name was not released.
The driver of the van was not injured.
Witnesses told police they saw the Mustang speeding west on Katella as it approached a roadway construction zone, McAlpine said.
“The driver of the Mustang lost control of the vehicle, striking the raised center median before swerving into the eastbound lanes of Katella Avenue, where it was struck by an oncoming passenger van,” McAlpine said.
Construction workers who witnessed the crash tried to help the victims, McAlpine said. None of the workers were injured.
Firefighters had to free the woman from the Mustang.
It’s not known if the occupants of the Mustang were impaired by alcohol or any other substance,” McAlpine said.
Anyone with more information about the crash can call Sgt. Chris Karrer at (562) 431-2255, ext. 473.
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