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Fountain Valley man dies in multi-car crash A...

August 04, 2005

Fountain Valley man dies in multi-car crash

A 19-year-old Fountain Valley man was killed Friday morning in a

four-car accident that injured four others near the intersection of

Beach Boulevard and Indianapolis Avenue, police said.

A white cargo truck and a red Pontiac GTO were traveling

southbound on Beach Boulevard when they collided, causing the driver

of the Pontiac to lose control and cross the center median into

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oncoming traffic, police said. The Pontiac then collided with a

burgundy Honda and a silver Lexus, traveling northbound on Beach

Boulevard, police said.

Both the driver and passenger in the Pontiac were ejected from the

car. The passenger, Michael Musso, 19, of Fountain Valley, died on

the way to the hospital and the driver, Patrick Nance, 19, also of

Fountain Valley, was taken to UCI Medical Center in Irvine where he

remained in critical condition Tuesday.

The driver and passenger in the Honda were trapped inside the

vehicle and heavy rescue equipment was required to remove them,

police said. Denise Miller, 38, of Fountain Valley, and her

passenger, Christeen Wall, 42, of Huntington Beach, were taken to

area hospitals with moderate injuries, police said.

Mari Ambrose, 67, of Huntington Beach, the driver of the Lexus,

was taken to Huntington Beach Hospital and treated for a broken

ankle, police said.

Both occupants of the truck, Jose Rivera, 26, of Gardena and

Edward Reyes, 25, of Los Angeles, were not injured, police said.

Police are still investigating the cause of the accident.

Police say local store robbed by gunman

A Ross Dress for Less store in the 7200 block of Warner Avenue was

robbed at gunpoint at 4:20 p.m. July 27, police said. A man revealed

a handgun, demanded money and fled on foot with an unknown amount of

cash, police said. The suspect was described as being about 45, 6

feet tall, weighing 180 pounds and wearing a black baseball hat,

white T-shirt and blue jeans.

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