Estancia student killed in car crash

A 19-year-old Estancia High School student died early Sunday morning when his car collided with a tree on Sunflower Avenue near Susan Street in Costa Mesa, police said.

The man died shortly after the single-car crash in a local hospital, according to a Costa Mesa police news release. A female passenger survived and was being treated at the same hospital.

The victim’s name was not released, but the Orange County Register indentified him as Luis Adrian Torres.

Costa Mesa Councilman Steve Mensinger said on Twitter that Torres attended Estancia, calling the loss “sad.”

The cause of the crash was unknown and is under investigation. Witnesses were asked to contact Traffic Investigator Darren Wood at (714) 754-5264.   

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