03.07.2022 | 8:15 AM | HUNTINGTON BEACH – Two brothers, both high-school football players, were killed in a crash involving a city-owned vehicle, Monday morning.
The crash involving two pickup trucks was reported at the intersection of Newland Street and Yorktown Boulevard around 8:15 AM.
When authorities arrived they located two teenagers inside a white 1990 Ford F-250 that had collided with a white city-owned 2018 Chevrolet Silverado before striking a pole.
Both of the teenagers, who are students of Edison High School and members of the football team, were rushed to an area hospital for treatment. Tragically, both teens succumbed to their injuries and were pronounced deceased.
A social media post by the Edison High School football team that was later removed identified the deceased teen as Josh Page. The second teen was Page’s younger brother, Jeremy, the post indicated.
The driver of the city-owned Chevrolet, a 38-year-old male, was uninjured. There was no word on whether he was on-the-clock at the time of the crash.
Due to the involvement of a city-owned vehicle the Irvine Police Department was enlisted to handle the investigation.
Drugs or alcohol were not believed to be a factor but authorities were urging anyone with information regarding the crash to contact Detective Roberto Solis by calling (949) 724-7024.
Huntington Beach Mayor Barbara Delgleize issued a statement sending her condolences.
“We wish to extend our sincerest condolences to the families impacted by this terrible accident,” she said.
The Edison High School baseball team cancelled their Monday night game against Capistrano Valley High School.
A candlelight vigil was held outside at the school at 6:00 PM.