Three dead, four hospitalized after fiery, high-speed crash in Orange

Road closed sign with police tape on it.
Seven people were ejected from a vehicle in a crash that killed three people in Orange County on Saturday.
(Orange Police Department)

Three people were killed and four others injured when their speeding vehicle crashed, rolled over and burst into flames in Orange early Saturday, police reported.

A Nissan Altima traveling south at high speed on North Glassell Street about 2:45 a.m. failed to negotiate a curve at North Orange Olive Road and crashed, Orange police said.

The Nissan rolled over and all seven occupants were ejected, police said. Three died at the scene and the others were taken to local hospitals — three in critical condition and one with moderate injuries, authorities said.


Orange police said that drugs and alcohol are suspected as a factor in the crash.

KABC-TV Channel 7 reported that two of the critically injured are juveniles. Sgt. Phil McMullin of the Orange Police Department told the station that the car was engulfed in flames and a nitrous oxide tank and balloons were found in and around the vehicle.