A collision in Huntington Beach involving a city vehicle killed a teenage boy today and left another clinging to life. The collision occurred about 8:15 a.m. at Newland Street and Yorktown Avenue, according to Jennifer Carey of the Huntington Beach Police Department. The teen who survived was taken to a hospital in critical condition, Carey said.
The two teens, whose names and ages were not immediately available, were in a 1990 Ford F-250, which collided with a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by a city employee, Carey said. She did not know which department the 38- year-old employee worked in, but he escaped injury, she added. Since a city employee was involved in the crash, the Irvine Police Department has taken over the investigation into what caused the crash. ``I am so sorry to hear about the tragic traffic collision that took place this morning,'' 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.''