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  • Cyclist in Newport collision dies

    A bicyclist who was critically injured in a Newport Beach traffic collision earlier this week died Wednesday, police said. Debra H. Deem, 58, of Laguna Beach, was riding a bicycle west on East Coast Highway when she and a white minivan collided just east...
  • Police: Attempted suicide leads to homicide scene

    Police: Attempted suicide leads to homicide scene
    Homicide detectives are investigating the deaths of two children found inside a hotel Saturday morning after a woman who crashed her car in an apparent suicide attempt in Costa Mesa alerted authorities about the children. The unidentified woman rammed...
  • Coroner: Detective killed in crash had been drinking

    A Costa Mesa police detective who died last month following a single-vehicle car crash was driving with a blood-alcohol level nearly twice the legal limit, according to an official report. Det. Michael Delgadillo's blood-alcohol level was recorded at...
  • Mock accident warns of all-too-real dangers

    Mock accident warns of all-too-real dangers
    A mock 911 call interrupted classes at Newport Harbor High School on Monday morning. Students filed out of class about 10:30 to see a simulated alcohol-related accident: two smashed cars, one overturned, with three of their classmates sprawled out on...
  • Scooter driver killed in crash ID'ed

    Authorities have identified the 35-year-old man who died Thursday after his scooter collided with a car in Costa Mesa. Oscar Alaniz of Orange was traveling south on Superior Avenue about 2:30 p.m. when a 98-year-old woman turned her red 2003 Jaguar...
  • Coast Highway crash victim identified

    The Orange County coroner's office has identified a man killed in a two-car collision on East Coast Highway. Steve Needis, 58, of Costa Mesa, was killed in the crash that led to the closing of the highway Wednesday morning, authorities said. The crash...
  • Mailbag: Wreck should not have snarled traffic

    With all due respect to the person who lost his life at Promontory Point Drive and East Coast Highway ("Driver dies in East Coast Highway crash," Nov. 13), I take issue with having to shut down the highway for four hours when in fact no intersection was...
  • 3 injured in head-on crash

    Three people were injured in a two-car crash in Newport Beach over the weekend, police said. A green Honda CRV was westbound on West Coast Highway at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday when the driver lost control of the vehicle and went over the raised center...
  • Pedestrian dies in Newport Blvd. accident

    A 51-year-old pedestrian was struck by a car and killed in Costa Mesa, police said Wednesday. David Hird, a Costa Mesa resident, walked in front of a car driven by a 26-year-old Irvine woman at 5 p.m. Monday while crossing Newport Boulevard near...
  • Crash closes most of southbound 405

    Crash closes most of southbound 405
    A crash on the southbound 405 Freeway north of Bristol Street in Costa Mesa on Tuesday afternoon closed most lanes for about an hour, officials said. The California Highway Patrol received a call at about 12:05 p.m. of a multi-vehicle collision,...
  • Daigle criticizes 'light' sentence for driver who killed doctor

    Daigle criticizes 'light' sentence for driver who killed doctor
    Newport Beach Councilwoman Leslie Daigle on Tuesday blasted the recent sentencing of a driver who killed a popular doctor in a September hit-and-run accident. Michael Jason Lopez, 40, of Anaheim was sentenced this month after pleading guilty to...
  • 5 killed in fiery Newport Beach crash

    5 killed in fiery Newport Beach crash
    A car crashed into a tree, split in half and then burst into flames on one of Newport Beach's widest and busiest streets Monday evening, claiming the lives of five teenagers and leaving questions about what caused one of the worst wrecks in city history,...