Ward, 33, Killed in Sunday Crash near Huntington Beach and Westminster Border
ORANGE (October 8, 2017) – An off-duty officer was killed in a 3-vehicle collision on the Interstate 405 Freeway Sunday morning, according to the Orange County Register.
Initial investigation revealed 33-year-old Matt Ward was driving his 5-year-old son to a Boy Scouts event when another driver lost control of his vehicle on the interstate near the border of Huntington Beach and Westminster. The driver who lost control crashed into a second auto, which then hit Ward’s vehicle. As per the article, the first collision cause the second auto to flip and forced Ward’s vehicle to slam into the center divider.
Orange Fatal Car Crash, Sunday
First responders found Ward unconscious and trapped in his truck. Shortly after performing CPR to the officer, paramedics sadly pronounced Ward dead at the scene.
Officials added that Ward’s son suffered minor injuries in the collision. Furthermore, the driver of the second auto was reportedly taken to a local hospital for treatment of major injuries. Their conditions have not been updated thus far.
Reports mentioned Ward is survived by his wife, Allison, and his two sons–5-year-old Liam, and 2-year-old Anderson.
The California Highway Patrol has asked anyone who witnessed the collision to call 714-892-4426.
We offer our condolences to the family members of Officer Matt Ward while our prayers remain with the injured parties in this accident.
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