Motorcyclist, 22, Killed in Crash at Newport Beach-Costa Mesa Border

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Motorcyclist, 22, Killed in Crash at Newport Beach-Costa Mesa Border

by Contributing Editor

A 22-year-old man was killed when his motorcycle crashed into a raised center median on a Newport Beach street and was run over by a hit-and-run motorist, authorities said Monday.

The coroner’s office identified the motorcyclist as Ruben Rodriguez Banuelos of Rancho Cucamonga.

The crash was just before 2 a.m. Sunday on Irvine Avenue near Santa Isabel Avenue, Newport Beach police Sgt. B. Gregson said.

The motorcycle driven by Rodriguez Banuelos crashed into the raised center median and landscaping on the east side of the road causing him to be ejected, Gregson said. The motorcyclist landed on the west side of the road and was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene, he said.

Rodriguez Banuelos was taken to Orange County Global Medical Center in Santa Ana where he was pronounced dead at 3:50 a.m., the coroner’s office said.

Irvine Avenue is on the Newport Beach-Costa Mesa border and the initial crash was on the Newport Beach side while the hit-and-run was on the Costa Mesa side, Gregson said.

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