Deceased Victim ID’d as Luke Harris, 21
MISSION VIEJO, California (March 25, 2016) – According to The Orange County Register, one was killed and five were injured late Friday night in a chain-reaction crash on the 5 Freeway. (map)
The collision occurred on the southbound 5 Freeway, just south of Crown Valley Parkway on-ramp at 11:12 p.m.
As per the article, CHP said 52-year-old Noel Pacumio was driving a 2004 Mercedez Benz at a high rate of speed when he failed to avoid a 2001 Ford Taurus which was going south on the freeway.
The Ford driver, 21-year-old San Diego resident Luke Harris, died at the scene. His passenger, an 18-year-old woman, was rushed to Mission Hospital with major injuries, including a fractured hip and internal bleeding.
The Orange County Register added that the Ford was forced into a third vehicle, a 2012 VW Jetta driven by 27-year-old Amanda Winslow. Winslow and her passenger 27-year-old Ricardo Campos, were transported to Mission Hospital with complaints of minor injuries.
Meanwhile, fire department officials said two more vehicles were involved and a woman in her late 30s and her 5-year-old daughter were left with minor injuries.
The incident remains under investigation.
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