A two-vehicle crash in Orange County on Friday afternoon has left two people dead and sent another three people to the hospital.
According to The Orange County Register, the crash happened in Anaheim at the intersection of Belinda Circle and Lincoln Avenue a little before 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 20th.
Sgt. Shane Carringer, the spokesperson for the Anaheim Police Department, said in a statement that a white Dodge Charger had been heading eastbound on Lincoln Avenue. The teen driver of the vehicle blew through a red light at the intersection of Lincoln and Belinda Circle and crashed into a Honda Civic that was in the intersection.
Emergency crews arrived at the crash, and they pronounced the driver of the Honda and a passenger dead at the scene. The victims’ identities had not been released at the time of the report.
A passenger who was riding in the back seat of the Honda at the time of the crash was taken to the University of California Irvine Medical Center with serious injuries.
The driver of the Dodge Charger and a passenger were both described as 17-year-old boys. Both were also taken to UCI Medical center for treatment of moderate injuries they suffered in the crash.
According to Sgt. Carringer, Anaheim Police investigators believe that drug impairment, as well as speed, played a role in the fatal crash.
Police will arrest the driver of the Dodge upon his release from the hospital.