3 Killed and 4 Injured in Fiery Single-Vehicle Crashes in Orange

A police tape file photo. (Andri Tambunan/AFP via Getty Images)

ORANGE (Calif.) – Two males and one woman were killed in an accident involving a single vehicle on July 9, in Orange. Four others, including the driver, sustained injuries in the fiery crash.

At about 2: 45 a.m., officers conducting a traffic stop at Lincoln Avenue and Glassell Street spotted a speeding 2005 Nissan Altima heading southbound on Glassell Street and “tried to catch up with it,” said Sgt. Phil McMullin from the Orange Police Department.

When they reached Glassell Street at Taft Avenue the car was incinerated. McMullin stated that a possible nitrous dioxide tank and balloons had been found “inside and around” the vehicle.

“He said that the vehicle had hit signal lights and guardrails related to railroad crossings.

The male and female victims were declared dead on the spot. Paramedics then rushed four patients to hospitals with serious injuries. The motorist who drove the Nissan was one of those critically hurt.

Two of the critically injured were minors, he said.

“Speed and impairment were both factors in the collision,” McMullin stated.

Orange police urged anyone with information regarding the crash to call them at 714-744-7444.


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