Car Crash on 55 freeway kills two victims in the city of Orange
As mentioned in the article, just before 2 a.m., the California Highway Patrol received a report of a crash on the northbound 55 freeway where it starts transitioning to the westbound 22.
Authorities report, one car was speeding before it crashed and caught on fire. The female victim in the other car explained to the CHP her husband was trying to help people out of the burning vehicle. Firefighters arrived on the scene and extricated the victims from the car.
The California Highway Patrol issued a SigAlert at 2:15 a.m. until 6 a.m. and closed the transition from northbound 55 freeway to the westbound 22 freeway.
The Orange County coroner says one person was pronounced dead at the scene and the other, identified by the coroner as Aaron Ortega Vazquez, 22, was pronounced dead at 2:46 a.m. at Orange County Global Medical Center in Santa Ana.
The name of the victim who died at the scene was not mentioned in the article, pending the notification of next-of-kin.
From the May Firm, we extend our deepest condolences to the families affected by this tragic incident. We pray that they may find peace during this time.
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