Three Young Men Killed, Another Injured in Fiery Car Crash on Harvard Avenue
IRVINE, CA (November 25, 2019) – Three young men died and a fourth suffered injuries after a fiery car crash on Harvard Avenue on Friday, November 22.
At around 1:45 a.m., Police and the Orange County Fire Authority rushed to Harvard Avenue near University Drive about a crash report. When officials arrived, they discovered a Mercedes-Benz smoldering from what appeared to be a fire as a result of the incident.
Three of the four people inside the vehicle died at the scene. Paramedics transported the fourth person to the hospital.
The occupants of the vehicle were all young men. The only survivor is in critical condition, according to authorities. The red Mercedes-Benz slammed into a tree and was severely damaged, a video of the wreckage showed.
The identities of those involved were not immediately available
Investigators are trying to determine if speed was a possible factor in the crash, which took place near UC Irvine. A university representative said it was not yet determined if the victims were students.
Officials shut down all northbound and southbound lanes on Harvard Avenue between Michelson and University Drives. All lanes reopened shortly after 1 p.m.
We at Sweet James offer our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the deceased victims.
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