Huntington Beach man dies after car veers off road and hits tree in Westminster

The vehicle veered off the road
The vehicle veered off the road near Beach Boulevard and McFadden Avenue on Thursday morning.
(Daily Pilot)

A 22-year-old Huntington Beach man died Thursday morning after his car veered off the road and hit a tree in Westminster, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The man has been identified as Vince Nguyen, said Erica Arellano, supervising deputy coroner with the Orange County coroner’s office.

Nguyen was driving northbound on Beach Boulevard just north of McFadden Avenue on Thursday at 6:57 a.m. when his 2004 Honda veered right, CHP Officer Duane Graham said.

Bernardo Alvarez Zalpa, 51, pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter, hit and run and driving under the influence, among other felony charges, nearly two years after a fatal accident on the 55 Freeway in Costa Mesa.

“It first collided with the east curb, and from there, the vehicle continued on over the curb and collided with a tree on the driver’s side,” Graham said.

It is under investigation why Nguyen’s vehicle veered off the road, Graham said.

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