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Pedestrian killed in suspected DUI crash in Costa Mesa ID’d

Workers at the intersection of Victoria Street and Placentia Avenue in Costa Mesa on Wednesday.
(Kevin Chang / Staff Photographer)

A pedestrian who was struck and killed Tuesday night in a suspected DUI collision while he waited to cross a Costa Mesa intersection has been identified, after officials with the Orange County coroner’s office Thursday notified the victim’s family.

Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. Ryan Anderson confirmed the victim was Juan Urbano-Miguel, 39, of Costa Mesa. The driver of the vehicle that struck him — Jon Scott Weir, 65, of Garden Grove — has not yet been booked into jail, having been hospitalized Tuesday with non-life-threatening injuries.

A broken traffic light by 7-Eleven along Victoria Street in Costa Mesa, where a fatal DUI collision took place Tuesday.
A broken traffic light by 7-Eleven on Victoria Street in Costa Mesa, where a fatal DUI collision took place Tuesday night, shortly before 11:30 p.m.
(Kevin Chang / Staff Photographer)

The incident took place Tuesday, shortly before 11:30 p.m., when Weir lost control of the truck he’d been driving eastbound on Costa Mesa’s Victoria Street, near Placentia Avenue, Costa Mesa police reported Wednesday.

Witnesses told police Urbano-Miguel had been on a sidewalk in the intersection, waiting for clearance to enter a crosswalk, when the vehicle rolled over, striking him and knocking over a nearby traffic signal pole.

When police arrived on scene, the truck was engulfed in flames, but Weir had managed to extricate himself from the wreckage. He was transported to a nearby hospital with injuries from the collision and placed under arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs.

Paramedics with Costa Mesa Fire & Rescue pronounced Urbano-Miguel dead at the scene. Costa Mesa police spokeswoman Roxi Fyad said Wednesday it will be up to the district attorney’s office to determine what charges to file against Weir for the fatality.

Fire crews on Jan. 4 extinguished the fiery wreckage of a possible DUI rollover collision that took the life of a pedestrian.
Fire crews Tuesday extinguished the fiery wreckage of a possible DUI rollover collision that took the life of a pedestrian in Costa Mesa.
(Courtesy of Costa Mesa Police Department)

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