A Newport Beach woman was killed Saturday when the car she was a
passenger in collided with another vehicle in the intersection of
MacArthur Boulevard and Jamboree Road in Irvine, Irvine police said.
Mae Peterson, 79, was pronounced dead at the scene from injuries
sustained during the collision, said Cullen Ellingburgh, supervising
She was was the passenger in a 1987 Chevrolet Celebrity driven by
92-year-old Newport Beach resident Dorothy White that collided at about
8:30 p.m. with a 2001 Lexus IS300 driven by 69-year-old Laguna Beach
resident Jack Miller, police said.
Newport Beach Fire Department responded and provided emergency medical
Both drivers were transported to Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach where
they are listed in stable condition, Irvine Police Department officials
White suffered chest trauma and Miller suffered neck and back
injuries, police said.
A preliminary investigation indicates one of the vehicles may have run
a red light, but the investigation is continuing, said Irvine Police Lt.
The Chevrolet had damage to the right passenger side and the Lexus
sustained major damage to its front end, police said.
Any witnesses to the collision with more information should contact
Irvine Police Investigator Jonathan Cherney at (949) 724-7024.