Archive for December, 2014

A 25-year-old female was killed in a traffic collision in the early morning on Dec. 30, at the intersection of Katella Avenue and Reagan Street in Los Alamitos
Los Alamitos Police are looking for anyone who may have witnessed the collision, shortly after midnight. Police are reporting that the 28-year-old male driver of a silver late-model Ford Mustang lost control of the car and swerved across the center median and struck an oncoming passenger van, driven by the lone occupant. The van broadsided the Mustang, trapping the female passenger and requiring her to be extracted by Orange County Fire personnel.
Construction workers working nearby rendered aid to the victims until police and fire responders arrived. The woman was transported to UCI Medical Center, where she later died of her injuries.
The driver of the Mustang sustained major injuries and was taken to Long Beach Memorial for emergency trauma treatment. The driver of the van was shaken, but uninjured and was released after providing a statement to police.
The collision is being investigated by the Los Alamitos Police Department and members of the Serious Traffic Accident Response team (STAR). Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact Sergeant Chris Karrer at 562-431-2255, extension 473. Names of the victims have not been released, pending notification of the families.