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Newport man, 77, who died after being hit by car, identified

map indicating 17th Street and Irvine Avenue, Costa Mesa
Authorities have identified a 77-year-old man who was struck and killed at Irvine Avenue and 17th Street in Costa Mesa Friday.
(Daily Pilot)

The pedestrian who died Friday night after being struck by a car in Costa Mesa has been identified.

Carlos Romo, 77, of Newport Beach died after being struck near the intersection of Irvine Avenue and 17th Street, on the Costa Mesa-Newport border, just after 8:30 p.m., said Costa Mesa police spokeswoman Roxi Fyad. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital shortly after the collision.

The driver remained at the scene and was cooperative. No arrest has been made, and drugs and alcohol do not appear to be a factor, Fyad said.

It was the second pedestrian death in Costa Mesa this year, authorities confirmed.

Anyone with video of the incident can contact CMPD traffic investigator Darren Wood at (714) 754-5264.

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