Fatal Hit and Run Crash Near Newport Beach

Over the weekend a woman and her dog were fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver in an unincorporated area near Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. According to KTLA News Channel Five, the incident happened early Sunday morning. Apparently, the 31-year-old driver ran a red light and struck the woman and her dog as they were walking through the intersection.

First responders rushed to the scene, but the woman and her dog did not survive their injuries. The driver initially fled the scene, but he was apprehended about three hours later. He was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and being involved in the hit-and-run crash. At this time, the wreck is still under investigation, and the California Highway Patrol is asking anybody with information to come forward.

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