Boy Killed, 4 Injured in 2-Vehicle Crash Near Orange County High School

Boy Killed, 4 Injured in 2-Vehicle Crash Near Orange County High School

El Dorado High School in Placentia, California. (Google Maps/Screenshot via The Epoch Times)

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Updated: 6/5/2024


PLACENTIA, Calif.—An 11th-grade student at El Dorado High School was killed June 4 in a two-vehicle crash near the campus, and four other people were injured.
The crash occurred around 8:20 a.m. at Yorba Linda Boulevard and Valencia Avenue, according to Sgt. Joe Connell of the Placentia Police Department.
Responding officers found the teenage boy trapped inside a vehicle, which he was apparently driving to the school. Firefighters and paramedics extricated him and took him to a hospital, where he died from his injuries. Although his age was not released, Mr. Connell said the boy was in the 11th grade.
The boy’s passenger, another male juvenile, had exited the vehicle under his own power and was located at the scene and taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Mr. Connell said.
The occupants of the other vehicle—a 39-year-woman, a boy, and a girl—were all hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, he added.
Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District officials confirmed the boy who died was a student at El Dorado High.
“Our entire school district is overwhelmed with grief beyond words,” Superintendent Alex Cherniss said in a statement. “During this incredibly challenging time, we ask for your compassion in respecting the privacy of our student’s loved ones, and to keep them in your thoughts and prayers.”
Additional support staff and counselors were sent to the El Dorado campus and other schools following the crash.
Placentia police urged anyone with information regarding the crash to call them at 714-993-8157.

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