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1 killed in crash on 73 toll road near Newport Beach, Irvine border

A person died when a sedan collided with another vehicle that overturned on the 73 toll road Tuesday, June 15, near the border of Newport Beach and Irvine.

The collision happened in southbound lanes near Jamboree Road at about 3:55 p.m., California Highway Patrol spokesman, Officer Tino Olivera, said. At least one witness reported seeing a white BMW 540i that may have been speeding before it struck an older red vehicle that rolled over during the crash, he said.

At least one person died in the collision, Olivera said. Coroner’s officials were summoned to the crash site at about 4:21 p.m., according to CHP logs. The identity of the person who died will be withheld at least until family has been notified.

No other injuries were immediately reported. Further details regarding what led up to the crash were not immediately available.

Authorities shut down both directions of the 73 toll road near the scene of the crash while CHP and coroner’s officials conducted an investigation, Olivera said. The transition from the southbound 55 Freeway to the southbound 73 toll road was also closed. Motorists were temporarily diverted onto Irvine Boulevard. All lanes were later reopened as of 7:50 p.m., according to CHP logs.

Source: Orange County Register

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