Henry Saldana-Mejia and Gabriella Andrade Killed in Newport Beach Two-Vehicle Collision at Pelican Hill Road and Newport Coast Drive
Newport Beach, California – Henry Eduardo Saldana-Mejia,27, Gabriella Andrade,28, from Santa Ana have been identified as two people who were killed Tuesday night following a Newport Beach two-vehicle collision that happened at around 7:46 p.m. at the intersection of Pelican Hill Road and Newport Coast Drive.
The Newport Beach Police Department said Grace Elizabeth Coleman, 22, was driving a Range Rover when she collided with a Nissan Versa carrying Saldana-Mejia and Andrade, together with their three children.
Police said Coleman was driving under the influence and had a prior arrest for DUI and she was awaiting a trial.
Saldana-Mejia and Andrade were killed in the crash and their children were taken to hospital with critical injuries.
Coleman tried to flee the scene after the crash but was arrested.
More details about the crash were unavailable.
The cause of the collision is under investigation.
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