Three Killed, Three Construction Workers Injured after Newport Beach Car Crash on Pacific Coast Highway
NEWPORT BEACH, CA (May 17, 2022) — Three people died in a car accident on Pacific Coast Highway on Thursday, May 12.
Police identified the three victims as 40-year-old Wayne Walter Swanson Jr. of Newport Coast, 34-year-old Crystal McCallum of Texas, and 32-year-old Andrew James Chaves of Arizona, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
According to the Newport Beach Police Department, the accident happened at around 12:45 a.m. in the 3000 Block of Pacific Coast Highway.
Newport Beach police said a car traveled eastbound on the road. However, it hits a curb and crashes into construction equipment on the south side of the road.
Officers found all three occupants in the car – McCallum, Chaves, and Swanson Jr. – dead at the scene.
Three construction workers at the scene received minor, non-life-threatening injuries, the Newport Beach Police Department said. The workers were treated at a local hospital.
Officials closed PCH in the area for several hours during the investigation of the crash.
Authorities urge anyone with information on the case to contact Traffic Investigator Austin Laverty at [email protected].
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Crystal McCallum, Andrew James Chaves, and Wayne Walter Swanson Jr.
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