LOCAL : Long Beach Man Killed in Crash
A Long Beach man was killed today when his car slammed into a bridge in Buena Park, police said.
William J. Baxter, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene after the accident at 1:16 a.m., Buena Park Officer Rich McMillen said. The accident occurred on Valley View Street south of Artesia Boulevard.
Baxter, the lone occupant of the vehicle, drifted across a lane and rammed into a concrete section of a bridge spanning a flood control channel of Coyote Creek, police said.
After crashing into the bridge, the car slammed into a light pole, McMillen said, adding that Baxter died from massive head and internal injuries.
An investigation revealed that the Long Beach man was driving at a minimum speed of 65 m.p.h., police said.
McMillen said an autopsy would seek to determine whether Baxter was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.