Orange, California – A single-vehicle accident that occurred on Saturday in Orange claimed the lives of three people and left four others injured.
The accident took place at around 2:45 a.m. Officers from the Orange Police Department said a 2005 Nissan Altima was traveling at an excessive rate of speed on Glassell Street.
According to Sgt. Phil McMullin of the Orange Police Department, when authorities eventually caught up with it, the car was completely engulfed in flames, and a potential nitrous oxide tank as well as balloons were discovered “in and around the vehicle.” He said that it had collided with the guardrails and signal lights.
The driver and three other people sustained injuries as a result of the crash, while one woman and two men died at the scene. The injured individuals were transported to a hospital for treatment. Hospital officials said three of them suffered critical injuries.
The most recent information indicates that two of the three people who were seriously hurt are minors.
An initial investigation showed both driving while impaired and speeding contributed to this fatal crash.