Local News in Brief : Westminster : Driver Going 106 M.P.H. Killed in Crash Into Pole

A 27-year-old Huntington Beach man was fatally injured Monday night when his car traveling at more than 100 m.p.h. slammed into a power pole, ejecting him, police said Tuesday.

Frank Rossi Jr. was pronounced dead at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital & Medical Center early Tuesday morning, Westminster Police Lt. Richard Main said.

Rossi had been a life insurance agent for MONY Financial Services in Orange for 5 or 6 years, a company spokesman said.

Main said Rossi was driving his Corvette southbound on Bolsa Chica Road, near Westminster Boulevard at about 9:15 p.m., when a Westminster police officer, parked nearby, used radar to clock Rossi at 106 m.p.h. The speed limit on the road is 45 m.p.h.


The officer started to chase the Corvette, then saw it go out of control on a sharp curve and slam into the pole, just north of Rancho Road, Main said, adding that Rossi was thrown into a nearby flood-control channel.

Main said Bolsa Chica Road is frequently monitored with radar because many people speed on it.

“We’ve had a lot of accidents there, and that’s why we enforce the heck out of it,” Main said.