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By Andrea Swayne
A man died shortly before 3 p.m. on April 8 when his Chrysler PT Cruiser was hit broadside by a Cadillac Escalade in Dana Point, authorities said.
The deceased has been identified by the Orange County Coroner’s office as Thomas Raith, 69, of Dana Point.
According to Lt. Russ Chilton, Dana Point chief of police, Raith was making a left turn onto Golden Lantern from Selva when the Escalade hit his vehicle on the driver’s side.
Raith was pronounced dead at the scene.
The man driving the Cadillac was transported to the hospital and is believed not to have sustained serious injury.
The investigation into the cause of the collision is ongoing, Chilton said.