GARDEN GROVE, Calif. - After a single-car crash early Monday morning on the 22 Freeway in Garden Grove, the driver and a good Samaritan were struck and killed by another motorist in a subsequent collision, authorities said.
The initial crash happened shortly before 2 a.m. on the westbound 22 at Brookhurst Street, according to the California Highway Patrol.
After a passerby stopped to assist the driver, they were both hit in a second crash and pronounced dead at the scene, the CHP said. The deceased were not immediately identified.
Neither alcohol nor drugs were suspected of being factors in the fatal collision, said a spokesman for the highway patrol, adding that the investigation was ongoing. No arrests or citations were announced.
The highway patrol issued a SigAlert and shut down all westbound lanes until about 2:40 a.m., when one lane was reopened. Traffic resumed in all lanes shortly after 5:20 a.m.