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2 killed in violent Placentia car crash

Sunday, December 15, 2013
Crews at the scene of a violent car crash in Placentia that killed two people on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013.

Crews at the scene of a violent car crash in Placentia that killed two people on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. (KABC Photo)

Two people were killed in a violent car crash in Placentia early Sunday morning.

Police say the crash happened at Orangethorpe Avenue and Rose Drive around 2 a.m. According to police, the preliminary investigation shows the driver of a Mitsubishi Lancer ran a red light and hit a GMC box truck.

The box truck driver suffered minor injuries.

Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene. They were identified as Anthony Watson, 23, of Placentia and 18-year-old Star Hawkins.

CNS contributed to this report.

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