Three people were killed in a hit-and-run crash Tuesday morning in Anaheim, and authorities were working to determine who was at fault in the collision.
Officers responded about 2:50 a.m. to the intersection of Brookhurst Street and Orange Avenue, where they found a white Mercedes-Benz abandoned and a black Kia with three people inside, all of whom were pronounced dead at the scene, according to Sgt. Shane Carringer of the Anaheim Police Department.
The driver of the Mercedes, believed to be a woman, fled the scene along with possibly two other passengers. All may have sustained injuries, Carringer said.
A man who said he witnessed the crash told ABC7 that two people picked up the woman driving the Mercedes and put her in another vehicle and drove off.
Two women in their 20s were later found at a hospital, and one of them was believed to have been the driver of the Mercedes, Carringer said. Neither has been arrested, but the investigation was continuing, Carringer said.
Carringer said there was no indication that the crash involved a street race, but police believe the Mercedes was speeding at the time of the collision. He could not confirm a report from the scene that the Kia was being operated by an Uber driver.
A news photographer at the scene said the Mercedes caught fire after the crash and the three victims in the Kia Soul were all men.
Brookhurst Street was closed between Orange Avenue and Broadway while an investigation was conducted into the circumstances of the crash. The names of the victims were not disclosed.