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Fatal solo vehicle traffic collision at Seal Beach Blvd. and Westminster Blvd.

A man passed away after being involved in a solo-vehicle traffic collision.

On Saturday, November 6, 2021, at about 1:23 am, Seal Beach Police Officers were in the area of Seal Beach Boulevard and Westminster Avenue when they observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. The car was driving northbound on Seal Beach Boulevard approaching the intersection with Westminster Avenue.

Seconds later, officers observed the driver lose control of the vehicle as it collided with a large tree in the center median. Officers immediately attempted to render aid to the driver and the Orange County Fire Authority responded. Unfortunately, the driver was pronounced deceased at the scene.

At no time were officers in pursuit of this vehicle. No other vehicles or pedestrians were involved, and the driver was the sole occupant in the vehicle. Seal Beach Boulevard was shut down in both directions while officers investigated the scene of the collision. At this point it is unknown if alcohol and/or drugs were a factor in this collision.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Traffic Investigator Officer Hector Mercado at (562) 799-4100 ext. 1635 or [email protected].

This article was released by the Seal Beach Police Department.