A four car crash on Interstate 405 South caused two vehicles to erupt in flames, killing one and injuring four in Westminster early Sunday, April 12th. The crash occurred around 4:43 a.m. between Beach Boulevard and Magnolia Street.
The cause of the crash was unknown. The four vehicles involved were described as a Dodge van, a Ford Mustang, a Hyundai Sonata, and a GMC Sierra. The deceased victim was a female passenger in the Dodge Van who became trapped after the vehicle caught fire. Though not identified in news reports, it appears as though the GMC Sierra was the other vehicle to catch fire.
The drivers of all four vehicles were injured in the crash. Three of the victims were taken to local hospitals for minor injuries. Several lanes of the 405 were closed for hours for investigation and cleanup. The 405 fully reopened around 9:21 a.m. Sunday morning.