14-Year-Old Girl Killed by Car in Newport Beach; Driver Arrested

14-Year-Old Girl Killed by Car in Newport Beach; Driver Arrested

Police tape in Newport Beach, Calif., on Oct. 26, 2021. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

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5/26/2024

Updated: 5/26/2024

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.—The driver of a pickup truck that struck and killed a 14-year-old girl on Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach has been arrested on suspicion of homicide, police said May 26.
The Newport Beach Police Department said alcohol “appeared to be a factor” in the accident, which happened around 6:45 p.m. May 25 in the area of Balboa Boulevard and Palm Street.
The girl, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver stayed at the scene and was contacted by authorities. He was identified as 30-year-old Joseph Alcazar of Fontana. Mr. Alcazar was arrested on suspicion of homicide [traffic fatality] and cruelty to a child, according to police.
Anyone with information about the death was asked to contact Traffic Investigator Nathan Farris at nfarris@nbpd.org, or the Newport Beach Police Department at 949-644-3681.
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