According to a press release from the Newport Beach Police Department, at approximately 12:21 p.m. on Monday, May 18, the Newport Beach Police Department’s Dispatch Center was notified of a single-vehicle rollover traffic collision on Jamboree between Santa Barbara Drive and Island Lagoon Drive. The involved vehicle, a silver Mazda Miata, had been proceeding southbound on Jamboree before colliding with a concrete light pole on the shoulder of the road.
The Miata had two occupants at the time of the collision. The driver, a male, suffered major injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by Newport Beach Fire Department Paramedics. Fire Department Personnel had to extricate the female passenger from the vehicle. She was subsequently transported to a trauma center for addition medical treatment and is in stable condition.
The circumstances of the collision are still under investigation. If anyone has information regarding this collision, please contact Investigator Dave Darling at 949-644-3746 or [email protected].