OC Coroner Identifies Bicyclist Killed in Newport Beach DUI Crash
NEWPORT BEACH, CA (April 6, 2021) – The name of an 80-year-old bicyclist who was struck and killed by a DUI driver in Newport Beach Sunday last week has been released.
He was Ernest Adams of Newport Beach, according to the Orange County coroner’s office.
The accident happened around 3:15 p.m. on March 28, at 16th Street and Irvine Avenue. Adams was riding his bike near Newport Harbor High School when he collided with a vehicle, driven by 20-year-old Alexis Garcialopez of Norwalk.
The impact caused Adams major injuries. Paramedics rushed him to Orange County Global Medical Center in Santa Ana, where he died at 1:42 a.m. on March 29.
Police later arrested Garcialopez for causing bodily injury while driving under the influence.
The death was being investigated by Newport Beach police.
We extend our deepest condolences to the grieving family and friends of Ernest Adams.
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