3 Killed in Pacific Coast Highway Crash Identified

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Three people killed in a violent 10-vehicle pileup on the Pacific Coast Highway in Orange County have been identified.

Newport Beach police Lt. Bill Hartford said Sunday that the famed roadway was reopened around midnight, about 10 hours after the collision apparently triggered by a Ford Taurus going more than 100 miles an hour.

The Orange County coroner says the driver of the Taurus, 27-year-old Julia Allen, of Newport Beach, was killed. Witnesses say her car was airborne when it collided with a Toyota Tacoma pickup.

Killed in the pickup were 49-year-old Christopher De La Cruz, of Laguna Niguel; and 69-year-old Linda Burnett, of Santa Ana.

Three other people were taken to hospitals with injuries, including a motorcycle rider who is in critical condition.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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