Car accident kills Newport Beach woman

Bryce Alderton

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

deputy coroner.

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.

Al Muir.

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.

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