82-year-old Woman Killed in Car Crash



HUNTINGTON BEACH — An 82-year-old woman was killed in a two-car crash in Huntington Beach, authorities said Sunday.

The woman was a passenger in a gold 2002 Honda Acura that was broadsided by a silver 2011 Jeep Wrangler on Adams Avenue at Bushard Street at about 9:35 a.m. Saturday. She died at the scene, police said.

She was later identified as Esther Kumasaka, a resident of Huntington Beach, according to the Coroner’s Office.

The man driving the Honda was taken to UCI Medical Center in stable condition. Police did not release his name, but said he was Kumaska’s 86-year-old husband.

The 33-year-old woman driving the Jeep Wrangler was treated at the scene for a complaint of pain to her right leg. She was released at the scene after speaking with investigating officers, and no citations were issued.

There are traffic signals at the intersection of Adams at Bushard, but police could not say what caused the crash.


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