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Crash Kills Man, Rancho Santa Margarita Woman

Two cars, occupied by solo drivers, collide on a Tustin street. Both drivers die instantly.

A head-on collision in Tustin late Thursday night left two people dead, including a Rancho Santa Margarita woman.

She and a Corona man were the solo occupants of their respective Toyota Scions on Jamboree Road south of Edinger Avenue about 10:45 p.m., according to Tustin Police Sgt. Jeff Taylor. 

Dead were Kaelyn Fergeson, 25, of Rancho Santa Margarita, and Kenneth Olson Jr., 29, of Corona.

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Authorities said it was not immediately clear whether alcohol or drugs played a role in the crash, and they would likely have to wait for a toxicology report.

The coroner pegged the time of death at 10:44 p.m.

According to Tustin Police Sgt. Todd Bullock, Fergeson was driving southbound in the northbound lanes of Jamboree Road between Edinger Avenue and Barranca Parkway.

Jamboree is four lanes wide at that point, and the speed limit is 60 mph.

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Bullock said a witness to the crash had already called 9-1-1 as Fergeson's two-door coupe approached Olson's XB.

"We had officers on the way there before the collision occurred, but we couldn't get there in time," Bullock said.

Officers found both victims dead at the scene.

According to Bullock, Ferguson apparently hit the curb on Jamboree just below Interstate 5 near Michelle Drive, the only uncontrolled intersection along that stretch of road. At that that point, she turned out of the southbound lanes and crossed into the northbound lanes.

Fergeson was a 2006 graduate of Trabuco Hills High with a 4.4 grade-point average who went on to Chapman University. Olson was married.

The crash closed Jamboree Road between Edinger Avenue and Barranca Parkway. The southbound lanes were later reopened, but the northbound side remained closed early his morning.

Anyone with information about the crash was urged to contact Tustin police at (714) 573-3225.

—City News Service contributed to this report

God Bless Texas July 18, 2013 at 08:48 PM
Kaelyn was the sole cause of this collision. She violated CVC 23153(a): DUI resulting in great bodily injury. She also violated CVC 21651(b): Driving the wrong way on a divided highway. She was selfish and wrong for getting behind the wheel of a vehicle. Driving is a RIGHT not a priviledge. Too bad the folks close to her didn't take that right away from her. This was the second DUI for this girl...shame, shame, shame on all that knew her and didn't care enough to get help for a clearly unhappy, selfish girl. You will all have to live with this inaction on your part. I lost my older brother when he was 15 from a DRUNK DRIVER and YES Kaelyn's family will ALWAYS be known as THAT FAMILY that did nothing.
God Bless Texas July 18, 2013 at 09:18 PM
BAC = .30-.50 = Symptoms are complete unconsciousness, depressed or absent reflexes, subnormal body temperature, incontinence, and impairment of circulation and respiration. Death may occur at .37% or higher. BACs of .45% and higher are fatal to nearly all individuals.
Amy July 31, 2013 at 05:03 PM
Well said K, and God bless Texas! I want everyone who was defending this stupid B****** honor to eat s***!! This evil, evil selfish women destroyed so much!! Her punishment was not Sufficient! Death was to easy!!! I think Kenneth's amazing smile should be plastered everywhere with the Murderer name below it!
Sandra Freni August 01, 2013 at 08:57 AM
I just want to make it all go away for Sarah no one should every have to lose someone because of such careless selfish act such as this. But to know it was a second DUI. It is such a kick in the face! She truly defines the word evil! And nothing but being able to reverse time and call Kenneth that night and warn him that murder is heading straight for him, or to make it so her keys were lost so she could not get behind the wheel will ever change what was done that night. All that can be said is Don't Drink and Drive!! It destroys lives!!!!

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