One Killed, One Injured after Red Light Accident on Trask Avenue in Westminster
WESTMINSTER, CA (December 21, 2022) – One person was killed after a vehicle ran a red light and crashed into another car on Trask Avenue on Friday, December 16.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department said the crash occurred around 10:00 a.m. near the intersection of Newland Street and Westminster Boulevard. Orange County Sheriff’s Department deputies tried to pull over a black Camaro for fraudulent tags, authorities said.
However, the suspect did not stop and then ran a red light at Trask Avenue in Garden Grove. As a result, the Camaro crashed into a black BMW that was heading east.
The driver of the BMW, a 64-year-old man, was thrown from the car and ended up under a stairwell at the apartment complex, authorities said. He died at the scene.
A 54-year-old male passenger was transported to a hospital where he was listed in critical but stable condition.
The suspect ran away from the scene. Deputies, along with officers from the Garden Grove and Westminster police departments, searched the area and the driver was eventually found and taken into custody around 2:00 p.m.
His identity was not immediately released.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department Westminster and Garden Grove police departments are investigating the case at this time.
We are extending our condolences to the bereaved family and friends of the victim.
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