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Van Flees After Striking 2 Teens in Tustin Street

March 02, 2003

California Highway Patrol officers are searching for the driver of a white van that struck two 14-year-olds in a Tustin crosswalk Saturday evening and then fled.The teens, a boy from Santa Ana and a girl from Orange, suffered major injuries and were taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange.

Their conditions were not available Saturday night.

They were eastbound in a marked crosswalk at Holt and Vanderlip avenues about 6:15 p.m. when they were hit by the van, said Mike Sheldon, a CHP dispatcher.

The van is possibly an import, with a missing right mirror and damage to the right front or front center. The van may also have broken headlights.

Anyone with information is asked to call the CHP at (949) 559-7888.

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