ORANGE (CNS) – Three people were killed and four others were injured in a single-vehicle, fiery crash Saturday in Orange, authorities said.
About 2:45 a.m. officers conducting a traffic enforcement stop at Lincoln Avenue and Glassell Street spotted a speeding 2005 Nissan Altima southbound on Glassell Street and “tried to catch up with it,” said Orange police Sgt. Phil McMullin.
When they arrived on the scene, at Glassell Street and Taft Avenue, the car was engulfed in flames and a possible nitrous oxide tank and balloons were `in and around the vehicle,” McMullin said.
`It (the vehicle) hit guardrails and signal lights related to a railroad crossing,” he said.
Three people were pronounced dead at the scene and paramedics rushed four people — three critical and one moderate — to hospitals, he said.
Of the three critically injured, two were juveniles, he said, adding that he had no gender description for the fatalities.
“Impairment and speed were factors in this collision,” McMullin said
Orange police urged anyone with any information regarding the crash to call them at 714-744-7444.