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Costa Mesa Police Department
Tuesday January 2nd, 2018 :: 11:55 a.m. PST


Fatal traffic collision last night

On Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, at approximately 11:46 p.m., officers responded to Newport Boulevard and 17th Street regarding a Ford truck towing a boat versus a pedestrian traffic collision. The male pedestrian was attempting to cross Newport Boulevard, north of 17th Street when he was hit by the truck. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. The name of the deceased is being withheld until next of kin is notified. The driver of the vehicle, as well as witnesses, remained at the scene and cooperated with officers. The Costa Mesa Police Major Accident Investigation Team was activated and Newport Boulevard was closed off between 17th and 18th Street for several hours before it was reopened. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with additional information about the fatal traffic collision is encouraged to contact CMPD Traffic Investigator Darren Wood at (714) 754-5264.


Costa Mesa Police Department
99 Fair Dr
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 714-754-5252

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