WESTMINSTER (CBSLA) – Two people were killed and four others were injured in a fiery multi-vehicle crash early Saturday morning on the 405 Freeway in Westminster.
The crash on the southbound 405 Freeway at the Beach Boulevard off-ramp occurred a little after 4 a.m., the California Highway Patrol reported. A white Dodge pickup truck was in a ditch on the right shoulder of the freeway and another vehicle had visible flames, according to the CHP. A speeding black Honda is believed to have started the crash.
Two people were pronounced dead at the scene and four people were injured. Two of them were taken to the University of California, Irvine Medical Center in Orange with critical injuries, and the two others were transported to area hospitals with minor injuries, Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi said. No names were released.
The driver who caused the crash may have been impaired somehow, California Highway Patrol Officer Duane Graham said. That motorist was among the injured, Graham said. There was no immediate word on whether any charges would be filed.
A Sig Alert was issued at 4:11 a.m. and the southbound 405 Freeway was shut down, with traffic being diverted at Goldenwest Street. The freeway was fully reopened by 10 a.m.
A representative from the Orange County Coroner’s Office was called to the scene.
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