2 Seniors Dead After Speeding Into Oncoming Traffic in Westminster

By Jack Bradley
Jack Bradley
Jack Bradley
Jack Bradley is a daily news reporter for The Epoch Times based in Southern California.
February 7, 2023Updated: February 7, 2023

Two senior citizens in a minivan died after speeding into oncoming traffic and colliding with three other vehicles in Westminster Feb. 6, authorities said.

Police responded around 12:51 p.m., finding an “older unknown type” of minivan was speeding northbound in the southbound lanes when the collision happened on the 14500 block of Beach Boulevard, near Hazard Avenue, according to the Westminster Police Department.

Roads were closed until about 8 p.m. Monday, while officers were processing the scene, Westminster Police Cmdr. Kevin MacCormick told The Epoch Times.

The minivan’s driver was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger was taken to UC Irvine Medical Center where she was later pronounced dead, police said.

The two victims were an 80- to 85-year-old man and a 70- to 75-year-old woman, both from Westminster, police said. Their identities are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The driver of another vehicle involved in the crash was also taken to the hospital with a leg injury and is in critical condition, MacCormick said.

Anyone who may have witnessed the accident is asked to call Sgt. Anil Adam of the Westminster Police Department Traffic Division at (714) 548-3770 or Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1-855-TIP-OCCS, or by logging on to www.occrimestoppers.org. Callers can remain anonymous.

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