Elderly Newport Man Killed in Irvine Crash

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Patch file photo
By City News Service

An 81-year-old Newport Beach man was killed in a car crash in Irvine early Friday, police said.

The man, whose name was withheld pending notification of kin, was turning into a parking lot near Michelson and University drives about 7:30 a.m. when his car was struck by vehicle westbound on University, according to Irvine police Lt. Tom Allan.

The driver of the other vehicle, a 34-year-old man, was taken to a nearby hospital but his injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Police shut down all the westbound lanes of University between Michelson and Ridgeline Drive during the investigation, and the closure was expected to last several more hours, Allan said.

Anyone who saw the collision was asked to call Detective Jonathan Cherney at (949) 724-7024.

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