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Head-on collision in Laguna Beach kills 2, closes road

April 02, 2013|By Matt Stevens
  • Wreckage is scattered along a stretch of Laguna Canyon Road after an accident early Tuesday.
Wreckage is scattered along a stretch of Laguna Canyon Road after an accident… (Laguna Beach Police Department )

A head-on traffic collision in Laguna Beach early Tuesday killed two people and injured another, forcing the closure of Laguna Canyon Road between El Toro Road and State Route 73.

Authorities received calls reporting the accident around 6:40 a.m., according to Laguna Beach Police Sgt. Louise Callus. Emergency personnel found two vehicles involved in the collision and debris scattered across the northbound and southbound lanes of the roadway, a police statement said.

Two adult men inside a "severely damaged" Honda Accord were declared dead at the scene, officials said. The driver of the second vehicle, a Tesla, was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries, Callus said.  

Investigators said the Tesla was leaving Laguna Beach and veered into oncoming traffic causing the collision. No additional details were immediately available.

The affected stretch of Laguna Canyon Road will remain "closed through the morning hours," the police statement said.  

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