At 11:58 PM Saturday night, the California Highway Patrol responded to a reported traffic collision on the southbound I-405 Freeway near the Bristol Street off ramp. Crews arriving located a two-vehicle crash that was apparently struck by a third vehicle. One female occupant was declared deceased on scene by paramedics. Two others were transported in moderate condition to area hospitals. The deceased occupant had to be extricated from the vehicle with the assistance of Orange County Sheriff-Coroner officials. All lanes of the southbound I-405 Freeway have been shut down with diverted off to the SR-73 Freeway. The CHP’s Santa Ana Office will be handling the investigation.
Interview with Sgt. Todd Kovaletz, CHP Santa Ana Office.