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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.

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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.


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