Two people were killed early Monday when two vehicles collided on the transition from the 55 to 22 freeway in Orange, authorities said.
Information from the Orange County coroner's website indicates one person died at the scene and a male was died at Orange County Global Medical Center in Santa Ana. A CHP dispatcher confirmed there were two fatalities in that crash.
The collision was reported at about 2 a.m. on the transition from the northbound Costa Mesa Freeway to the westbound Garden Grove Freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol. Witnesses told the CHP at least one of the vehicles was traveling at high speed before the crash.
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Witnesses pulled one person alive from the burning pickup, but that individual later died at a hospital, according to authorities.
The CHP issued a SigAlert at 2:15 a.m. closing the transition from the northbound Costa Mesa Freeway to the westbound Garden Grove Freeway.