From NBC Los Angeles
06/01/2014 — A woman was killed and a man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Saturday in a crash in Costa Mesa.
Authorities are investigating the circumstances that led up to a fatal collision around 10:30 p.m. on Harbor Boulevard at the northbound 405 Freeway offramp.
Officers initially responded to reports of a hit and run collision in the area and fled from the scene, northbound on Harbor, according to the Costa Mesa Police Department.
As the truck fled at a high rate of speed, it ran a red light at the Northbound I-405 Freeway offramp and broadsided a Kia Optima, Sgt. David Makiyama said.
The female driver of the Kia was pronounced dead at the scene and the male passenger was transported to Western Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, Makiyama said.
Officials said that several beer cans were sprayed over the crash site and the driver of the Nissan pick-up truck, Brandon Anthony Alvarez, was placed under arrest ….MORE
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