Eric Arakelyan Injured in Highway 73 Car Crash near Irvine Boulevard in Newport Beach, Orange County
Newport Beach, California (June 17, 2021) – The authorities have released the name of a 19-year-old Glendale man wh0 was injured in a car crash that claimed the life of a man in Newport Beach, Orange County, on Tuesday afternoon.
The deadly collision happened at about 3:56 p.m. June 15, on the 73 Toll Road near Irvine Boulevard, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Nineteen-year-old Eric Arakelyan was driving a BMW 540i southbound on Highway 73 at a high rate of speed when he collided head-on with a northbound vintage 1959 Jaguar.
1 Killed, Eric Arakelyan Injured in Newport Beach Head-On Collision on Highway 73 near Irvine Boulevard
The impact of the collision sent the up a roadside embankment before flipping repeatedly, ejecting the driver. The unidentified driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
Arakelyan sustained minor injuries in the accident.
The police do not believe drugs and alcohol to be factors in the crash.
The CHP is investigating the cause of the accident.
Anyone with information about the accident is asked to contact the Santa Ana Area CHP’s office at (714) 567-6000.
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