Two people died after a three-car crash at Beach Boulevard and Roosevelt Avenue in Westminster Thursday afternoon, authorities said.
One victim died at the scene and a second was pronounced dead at a hospital following the 4 p.m. collision, Westminster Police Department officials said.
An SUV was northbound on Beach Boulevard when it crossed into opposing traffic lanes and collided with a sedan, forcing the sedan into an iron fence, officials said. The two women killed were in the sedan.
A third vehicle was unable to avoid the wreck and struck the SUV. The drivers of that vehicle, as well as the SUV, were hospitalized in stable condition.
The cause of the collision remained under investigation.
All southbound lanes on Beach Boulevard remained closed well into the night as the investigation continued.
KTLA's Brian Day and Alexandria Hernandez contributed to this report.