Edison High School student killed in crash involving City of Huntington Beach truck

A high school Edison was killed in an accident in Huntington Beach Monday morning after the vehicle he was in collided with a city-owned truck.

Joshua Page, 18, from westminster died Monday morning, according to the Orange County coroner’s office. According to the Huntington Beach Police Department, the crash happened around 8:15 a.m. Monday. Page and another teenager were driving near the intersection of Newland Street and Yorktown Avenue when their Ford F-250 collided with a City of Huntington Beach-owned Chevrolet Silverado.

Page and the other occupant of the car were taken to hospital. The second teenager remains in critical condition. The driver of the Silverado, identified as a 38-year-old man, was not injured.

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Edison principal Jennifer Graves confirmed to FOX 11 that it was an Edison student who died in the accident. Although the school hasn’t released a statement, Graves told FOX 11 his heart goes out to the family and the students. The identity of the second injured teenager is unknown at this time, and it is unclear if he was also a student of Edison. Page is listed as a member of the Edison Chargers college football roster.

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“I am truly sorry to learn of the tragic traffic accident that occurred this morning,” Huntington Beach Mayor Barbara Delgleize said in a statement. “On my behalf and on behalf of the City Council, we would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families affected by this terrible accident.”

The cause of the accident is still under investigation. Since the accident involved a city vehicle, the investigation is being carried out by the irvine Police department. The intersection has been closed for most of the day and, as of 4 p.m. Monday, police expect the intersection to remain closed until Monday evening.

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Martha K. Merrill