According to Garden Grove police, the incident took place around 3:30 a.m. on Brookhurst Street at Imperial Avenue. A woman, 21, was driving north on Brookhurst when the car went off the road and crashed into a telephone pole, then struck a building at 13312 Brookhurst St., finally ending up on the sidewalk.
One occupant was pronounced dead at the scene, and two others (the driver and a second passenger) were taken to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries.
Garden Grove police suspect the driver may have been driving under the influence of alcohol, although that has yet to be determined.
The police department is interested in speaking to any witnesses. Anyone who may have been the incident is asked to call (714) 741-5847.