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2 Teen Brothers Killed In Huntington Beach Crash

HUNTINGTON BEACH (CBSLA) — Two teenage brothers were killed in a crash in Huntington Beach Monday morning.

The collision occurred at 8:15 a.m. at the intersection of Yorktown Avenue and Newland Street.

2 Teen Brothers Killed In Huntington Beach Crash
At the scene of a crash in Huntington Beach, Calif., on March 8, 2022, which left two teens dead. (Credit: CBSLA)

A 1990 Ford F-250 carrying the two teen brothers collided with a city-owned 2018 Chevrolet Silverado, according to Huntington Beach police. The collision sent the F-250 careening into a nearby pole.

Brothers Josh and Jeremy Page were trapped inside the truck and had to be extricated by firefighters. Both were rushed to local hospitals, where 18-year-old Josh died. His older brother Jeremy was initially listed in critical condition, but the Page family confirmed to CBSLA early Tuesday morning that he also died from his injuries.

"They were just really good kids, I just wanted to share that," said retired Edison High School employee Diane Johnson.

Both were students at Edison High and played on the school's football team.

"I knew Josh pretty well, I played a whole football season with him," said student Luke Collins. "He was one of the people everyone looked up to, being one of the big juniors and seniors. He was a really hard worker."

The driver of the Silverado, a 38-year-old man, was not hurt. The Silverado was owned by the city of Huntington Beach, and it's driver was a city employee.

Hundreds of mourners gathered at Edison High's courtyard for a vigil Monday night for the Page brothers.

"They were so close and they were so warm," family member Jim Chamberlain told CBSLA.

2 Teen Brothers Killed In Huntington Beach Crash
A vigil for Josh and Jeremy Page, two teen brothers who were killed in a crash in Huntington Beach, Calif., on March 7, 2022. The brothers attended Edison High School. (CBSLA)

"I met him first in wrestling," said classmate Gabe Meeks. "He always had the best interests in mind."

"I think Josh was always a nice person, didn't have a mean bone in his body, neighter did Jeremy. It's sad," said Wyatt Litty

Investigators do not believe drugs or alcohol were involved, police said. Since a city of Huntington Beach vehicle was involved in the crash, Irvine police will take the lead on the investigation.

"I am so sorry to hear about the tragic collision that took place this morning," Huntington Beach Mayor Barbara Delgleize said. "On behalf of myself and the city council, we wish to extend our sincerest condolences to the families impacted by this terrible accident."

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