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Three sent to hospital after 405 Freeway crash

A three-car crash on the San Diego (405) Freeway in Costa Mesa sent three people to the hospital Wednesday, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

The crash at 8:23 a.m. sent one person to the Kaiser Permanente Irvine Medical Center and two to Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, said CHP Officer Denise Quesada. Their injuries were minor, said Brenda Emrick, a spokeswoman for Costa Mesa Fire Department.

The accident happened at the southbound 405 connector to the southbound Corona del Mar (73) Freeway, Quesada said.

A SIG alert was issued at 8:38 a.m. and canceled at 9:23 a.m., according to Quesada.


— Lauren Williams