SAN CLEMENTE (CNS) - Four people have been killed and another hospitalized after a single vehicle accident in San Clemente early today.
The victims were three men and a woman, Orange County Sheriff's Department Lt. Dan Dwyer said. A fourth passenger in the vehicle, a female, was taken to a hospital with unknown injuries, Dwyer said.
Dwyer said witnesses told officers the vehicle had been speeding southbound on the 900 block of El Camino Real when it struck a light standard and then a palm tree shortly after 1 a.m.
Dwyer said the vehicle, a 2010 BMW, split into two pieces, with the victims deceased at the scene.