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Person killed in car’s fiery crash into Newport Beach building

Fatal crash in Newport Beach
One person was killed when a car crashed into a building Sunday night at West Coast Highway and 61st Street in Newport Beach.
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One person was killed when a car crashed into a commercial building in Newport Beach and burst into flames, authorities said Monday.

The crash was reported at 10:55 p.m. Sunday at West Coast Highway and 61st Street, an area with a “dramatic curve,” according to Newport Beach police Sgt. Bryan Gregson.

The car was traveling west at the time of the crash, Gregson said.

A body was found in the remains of the vehicle, Gregson said. The victim’s age and gender were unavailable, he said.

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Westbound lanes of the highway were temporarily closed in the area for authorities to investigate the crash.

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