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The Orange County coroner’s office Monday identified the 26-year-old passenger of a pickup truck killed when it collided with an SUV and possibly a car.

He was Carter James Vansant of Huntington Beach, according to the coroner’s office.

The crash occurred at 11:15 a.m. Saturday at Garfield Avenue and Edwards Street, said Huntington Beach police Traffic Sgt. David Dereszynski.

“Based on the preliminary investigation, it appears the green Ford F- 150 was traveling west on Garfield when it entered the intersection of Edwards and collided with the silver BMW X6, which was traveling south on Edwards,” Dereszynski said. “At least one of these two vehicles collided with the black Datsun 280ZX, which was traveling east on Garfield.”

Both the 19-year-old driver of the Ford truck and its passenger, now identified as Vansant, were ejected from the vehicle and found in the roadway, he said. Both were Huntington Beach residents.

Members of the public tended to the passenger until medical assistance arrived and he was transported to UCI Medical Center in Orange, where he was pronounced dead, Dereszynski said.

The driver had serious injuries and the BMW driver appeared to have moderate injuries and both were taken to UCI Medical Center with stable vital signs, he said. The Datsun driver was not injured.

“No citations have been issued and no arrests have been made at this time,” Dereszynski said. “The investigation is ongoing and is being conducted by the HBPD Major Incident Reconstruction Team.”

“Based on the preliminary investigation, it appears the green Ford F- 150 was traveling west on Garfield when it entered the intersection of Edwards and collided with the silver BMW X6, which was traveling south on Edwards,” Dereszynski said. “At least one of these two vehicles collided with the black Datsun 280ZX, which was traveling east on Garfield.”

Both the 19-year-old driver of the Ford truck and its 26-year-old passenger were ejected from the vehicle and found in the roadway, he said. Both were Huntington Beach residents.

Citizens tended to the passenger until medical assistance arrived and he was transported to UCI Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, Dereszynski said. His name was not released pending notification of relatives.

The driver had serious injuries and the BMW driver appeared to have moderate injuries and both were taken to UCI with stable vital signs, he said. The Datsun driver was not injured.

“No citations have been issued and no arrests have been made at this time,” Dereszynski said. “The investigation is ongoing and is being conducted by the HBPD Major Incident Reconstruction Team.”

— Wire and Staff report

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