Two people were killed in a five-vehicle crash in Westminster Monday.
Police were dispatched to the crash at 12:51 p.m. in the 14500 block of Beach Boulevard, near Hazard Avenue. Witnesses told police a minivan was speeding northbound in the southbound lanes of Beach Boulevard when it slammed into three other vehicles, police said.
The minivan’s driver was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger was taken to UC Irvine Medical Center where she was later pronounced dead, police said.
The driver of another vehicle involved in the crash was taken to UC Irvine Medical Center with a leg injury, police said.
One of the victims was an 80- to 85-year-old man from Westminster and the other victim was a 70- to 75-year-old woman from Westminster, police said.