Two young men were killed Friday morning in Huntington Beach in a high-impact car crash into a building, which set their vehicle ablaze, authorities said.
The crash at the intersection of Warner Avenue and Edwards Street occurred about 1:45 a.m., said Huntington Beach Fire Department Battalion Chief Mike McClanahan.
“When we arrived at the scene we found two men laying out on the street,” McClanahan said. “Their vehicle which had crashed into a building on the corner had caught fire and the fire had spread to the apartment building.”
Firefighters, he said, put out the flames and kept the fire from burning any of the apartments. However, residents of two units were displaced because of smoke damage.
The two men were dead at the scene. Their bodies were covered with a sheet as they laid on the street early this morning near the crash site.
McClanahan said the two men may have been pulled from the car by bystanders.
Speed may have contributed to the crash, according to authorities. The crash was under investigation by Huntington Beach police.
—City News Service