|Irvine Police Department Press Release|
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF POLICE
Public Information Office
1 Civic Center Plaza
Irvine, CA 92606
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||PRESS RELEASE #3/12/2013|
|Subject :||Fatal Traffic Accident Investigation|
|Contact :||Julia Engen, Lieutenant 949-724-7112|
Sgt. Matt August 949-724-7023
IRVINE, CA (March 12, 2013): The Irvine Police Department is investigating a fatal traffic collision which claimed the life of two Irvine residents this morning. The victims were walking on the east side of Eastwood near the area of the Venta Spur trail (North of Bryan) when they were struck by a Honda driven by a 17-year-old male on his way to school.
Police Officers and the Orange County Fire Authority paramedics were dispatched to the collision just before 7:30 a.m. Officers arrived and immediately found the first victim a 65-year-old, male down with severe trauma injuries. The man was transported to a local hospital in grave condition and was pronounced deceased shortly after arrival. The second victim, a 61-year-old, female, was later discovered beneath the collision debris and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The victims are believed to live nearby their identities are being withheld pending notification of their next of kin.
Preliminary investigation indicates the Honda left the roadway and struck the victims before coming to rest into a retaining wall and tree. The driver and sole occupant of the Honda was uninjured.
The roadway on Eastwood was closed between Monticello and Gold Rush while the Irvine Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team conducted the investigation. The roadway was opened shortly before 5:00 p.m.
The cause of this collision has yet to be determined. Traffic investigators are asking for any persons who may have witnessed the collision to contact Sergeant Matt August at (949) 724-7023.
IRVINE POLICE DEPARTMENT
One Civic Center Plaza, Irvine, CA 92606
(949) 724-7000 www.irvinepd.org
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