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One killed, one hurt in crash

CRASH SCENE at Trask Avenue and Newland Avenue (OCSD photo).

One man is dead and another in critical but stable condition after a crash at the Westminster and Garden Grove city limits.

According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, the collision took place around 10 a.m. at Newland Street and Trask Avenue on Friday morning.

An Orange County Sheriff’s deputy was attempting to make a traffic stop on a Chevrolet Camaro for having fake license plate tags. The Camaro was moving northbound on Newland Street near Westminster Boulevard and didn’t yield to the deputy.

The car then ran the red light at Trask Avenue, near Meairs Elementary School, and crashed into a BMW which was moving eastbound on Trask.

The driver of the BMW, a 64-year-old man, was taken to a local hospital where he died from his injuries. The passenger in the vehicle, a 54-year-old man, is still hospitalized.

Driver of the Camaro fled the scene on foot. Law enforcement officers blocked traffic, set up a perimeter and located the suspect, taking him into custody.

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