Two motorists were killed in Fullerton Monday in a fiery wrong-way collision on the southbound Santa Ana (5) Freeway, authorities said.
The crash occurred at 3:21 a.m. on the southbound 5 Freeway at Magnolia Avenue, the California Highway Patrol reported. A gray 2010 Honda Insight traveling northbound in the southbound lanes at about 100 mph crashed into a 2004 Chevrolet Suburban, which burst into flames, the CHP reported.
Both drivers died at the scene, according to the CHP. The names of both men — a 26-year-old Garden Grove resident who was driving the car, and a 53-year-old Los Angeles resident behind the wheel of the SUV — were not immediately released.
The CHP issued a SigAlert at 3:38 a.m., shutting down all southbound lanes just north of the Riverside (91) Freeway. The HOV lane was reopened around 4 a.m. and the remaining lanes at about 7:30 a.m., according to the CHP.
—City News Service
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