One person was killed in a head-on collision on 91 Freeway in Anaheim earlier this week. The collision on 91 Freeway took place early on the morning of Tuesday, July 6. It was reported to the authorities at around 1:15 a.m.
According to the details shared by the California Highway Patrol, the incident was caused by a wrong-way driver. The two vehicles involved in the collision were identified as a Dodge Dakota pickup and a Honda Accord.
The Dodge was initially traveling westbound at the Harbor Boulevard off-ramp when its driver entered into the eastbound lanes of the 91 Freeway. This brought the Dodge into the path of the oncoming traffic. The Honda Accord, which was traveling eastbound along the 91 Freeway, collided with the Dodge at a high rate of speed.
The sheer impact of the collision caused extensive damage to both vehicles. The Dodge had its driver as the sole occupant at the time of the crash. She was identified only as an adult female. The Dodge driver suffered fatal injuries in the collision. By the time the first responders and paramedics arrived, she had succumbed to her injuries. She was pronounced dead on the scene of the crash.
Two people were traveling in the Honda Accord when it collided with the Dodge. These were identified as an adult male and an adult female. Both suffered major injuries in the accident. The paramedics transported both injured victims to an area hospital for emergency treatment.
Following the accident, CHP shut down three lanes of the 91 Freeway as on-site investigations and cleanup were being conducted. The lanes were reopened to traffic a few hours later.
Authorities continue to investigate the crash. For Orange County crashes like these, victim may be able to receive compensatory damages with the help of an Orange County car accident attorney.