The Anaheim police closed both directions of Brookhurst Street early this morning between Broadway and Orange Ave. after a DUI crash that resulted in three deaths.
The emergency responders found two cars involved in the crash – a black Kia Soul and a White Mercedes-Benz. Both had damaged front ends and the Mercedes-Benz was engulfed in flames. The firefighters were able to quickly put out that fire.
Three men, most likely in their 20;s, were found dead inside the KIa.
The Mercedes-Benz turned out to be empty. The occupants of that vehicle had fled on foot from the accident scene.
The occupants of the Mercedes-Benz, two women, were eventually found at a local hospital where they were being treated for their injuries incurred in the crash.
The Anaheim Police believe they have found all involved parties from the crash. They do not yet know what led to the crash. They are also investigating whether speed or alcohol were factors. The police did not identify the women who fled from the scene and also did not note if they are facing any charges.
The name of the victims were not immediately released.