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4 dead when truck filled with young people crashes into tree


Four people were killed early Sunday morning in an single-car accident on a residential street in La Habra. A pickup truck carrying six people, said to be in their 20s, crashed into a tree on Walnut Street at 12:30 a.m.

Four people were declared dead at the scene, and two others were rushed to local hospitals. It's unclear whether all the passengers were inside the truck or some were in the truck bed.

Authorities told KTLA News that the truck was traveling at a high rate of speed on a street with a 25 mph limit. The impact caused the vehicle to wrap itself around a tree.

Officials told the station they were trying to determine whether alcohol may have played a role in the crash.


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Feel bad for the passengers. The driver...on well.



All too often do I experience the disdain of these young, tough, drivers of trucks (that never has anything on the bed). It has developed into a life style to drive like an assh-le and have a truck or an SUV to announce this lifestyle. Although I do not wish misfortune on anybody, it seems that they sometimes pay for it too. A "high rate of speed in a 25 mph zone" is a good start.

Soccer moms late for practice and driving SUVs are the worse drivers on the road. They think those 2-ton death-traps are save.

Too bad, but this is an accident waiting to happen. Trees are not forgiving and kids think they are immortal.

I don't feel bad for the people who died in this accident. I feel for the people who are coming home from work late at night on these residential roads who could have been hit by these maniacs driving "at a high rate of speed" in 25 MPH zone. Dad is coming home from the 2nd shift and bam, a truck full of teenagers takes someone's father away.

Those who drive recklessly must be called out on their behavior, no matter the price they ultimately paid.

Rip Jimmy so sad to see a friend go. My prayers go out to his family and his girlfriends family.

R.i.p paul.... We ll oove and miss u and the,lord will keep ur wife and daughter safe... Desriney is a fighter and will mke it thru

People are so ignorant 4 people lost their lives and 2 are in tthe hospital and u have the nerve to say oh well about the driver thats sad may god bless u and ur ignorance. To all of them ur in my prays I know ur feelings all so well and to those of them I personally know I love u. May all 4 of the deceased rip and the other get well soon ur children need u. God will see u through


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