GARDEN GROVE (CBSLA) — A woman and a 9-year-old girl were killed in a violent rollover crash on the westbound 22 Freeway early New Year’s Day, coroner’s officials reported.

Authorities said the 33-year-old woman and the child were involved in the four-vehicle collision east of Valley View St. around 12:52 a.m. The girl was pronounced dead at the scene, while the woman died at UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange, according to the coroner.

Video footage from the scene showed a man in police custody struggling with officers, breaking a patrol car window and climbing out. He was eventually handcuffed, strapped to a gurney and loaded into an ambulance. A California Highway Patrol sergeant told news photographers that the man had been involved in the crash and that his role in the collision was being investigated.

(Credit: ANG News)

All lanes on the freeway were closed at Knott Ave. for several hours after the crash before reopening late Tuesday morning.

 

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