2 Killed in Head-On Crash in Laguna Beach

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LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (KTLA) — Police in Laguna Beach are looking for a driver after a deadly crash involving a doctor and two other people.

laguna-picThe accident was reported around 6:40 a.m. Tuesday on Laguna Canyon Road between El Toro Road and State Route 73.

Police say Dr. Robert Pettis slammed head-on into a Honda Accord.

Pettis walked away from his Tesla with minor injuries. Both people in the Honda were killed.

Armando Garcia-Gonzales, 38, a Santa Ana resident, was the passenger in the Honda Accord.

The coroner was waiting to release the second victim’s name until next of kin could be notified.

“The driver of the Tesla was involved in some sort of an incident with a third vehicle that was not at the scene,” said Laguna Beach police Capt. Jason Kravetz.

“He discusses what transpired with that car… Eventually he says that pushed him into opposing traffic and he got in the head-on collision.”

Pettis is a Laguna Beach ear, nose and throat doctor. It is unclear if he will be charged in connection with the crash.

Police hope to locate that third vehicle and question the driver.

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