Irvine cyclist killed during Newport Beach ride

An Irvine man was hit by a car and killed while bicycling in Newport Beach on Wednesday night, authorities said.

Officers responded to reports of an accident involving a vehicle and a bicycle at San Joaquin Hills Road and Marguerite Avenue shortly before 7:41 p.m., said Jennifer Manzella, spokeswoman for the Newport Beach Police Department.

Paul Lin, 41, was biking northbound on Marguerite preparing to turn westbound on San Joaquin Hills Road when he was struck by the car, which was traveling westbound on San Joaquin Hills.

Lin suffered major injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was not arrested or cited, Manzella said.


The circumstances of the collision are under investigation, according to Times Community News. Police are asking anyone with information to contact Investigator Scott Grecco at (949) 644-3747 or


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