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Fatal Traffic Collision

Post Date:10/02/2023 9:49 am

On Saturday, September 30, 2023, at 4:33 p.m., the Newport Beach Police Department received multiple calls of a traffic collision involving two vehicles at the intersection of MacArthur Blvd. and Bowsprit Dr. Officers arrived on scene and discovered the driver of one vehicle was deceased and the driver of the second vehicle had significant injuries. The second driver was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment. The identity of the deceased driver is not being released at this time, pending identification by the Orange County Sheriff's Department Coroner Division.

The cause and circumstances of the collision are still under investigation. The Newport Beach Police Department is seeking help from witnesses to the collision or anyone who can assist with additional information about the incident. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Traffic Investigator Austin Laverty at 949-644-3747 or


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