HUNTINGTON BEACH (CBSLA) — Officials with the Huntington Beach Fire Department confirmed two are dead following a major accident. Three others have been taken to local trauma centers in unknown condition, officials said.
According to officials, the call came in just before 9:30 p.m. for a multi-vehicle accident in the 18200 block of Beach Boulevard.READ MORE: Calif. Creating Digital Version Of COVID Vaccination Card
At the scene was a 2007 red Honda Fit with major damage to the passenger side of the vehicle. Both the driver, a 29-year-old man from Chino Hills, and the passenger, a 36-year-old woman from Huntington Beach, were pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.
The other vehicle, a 2012 Volkswagen Passat, sustained major front end damage. The driver, a 25-year-old man from Huntington Beach, is said to be cooperating with the investigation. Police said the driver and two other passengers, a 22-year-old woman from Huntington Beach and an 18-year-old woman from Huntington Beach, sustained moderate injuries.READ MORE: Milestone: California Reopens, Lifts Majority Of Its Mask Restrictions, Ends Social Distancing Requirements
As of 10 p.m., the southbound lanes of Beach Boulevard were closed from Talbert Avenue to Taylor Drive.
Huntington Beach police are continuing the investigation into the accident. Investigators are seeking out anyone who might have seen the events leading up, and including, the collision. Additionally, they are asking for any video footage from the area of Beach Boulevard, between Cypress Drive and Taylor Drive.MORE NEWS: 'Gone Girl' Actress Lisa Banes Dies After Being Hit By Scooter In New York City
Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Huntington Beach Police officer B. Frahm at 714-951-1875 or accident investigator A. Turner at 714-536-5670.