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4 dead when truck filled with young people crashes into tree

April 17, 2011 |  8:08 am


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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