Police have now identified the body of a male that was struck and killed near a major street early Wednesday morning. Investigators stated that 44-year-old Costa Mesa resident Darin Wells, was found dead early that morning. It is still uncertain if the 44-year-old Costa Mesa man was hit while crossing the street or if the driver hit him while he was on the shoulder of the road.
Police reported that a female was driving a Audi A3 sedan southbound when she hit Darin Wells. The female driver stayed at the scene of the accident and didn’t sustain any injuries. Investigators reported that drugs or alcohol was not involved, and no arrest have been made.
The southbound lanes of Newport Boulevard between Hospital Road and Industrial Way remained closed off while the investigation was underway. Closures were lifted around 7:30 a.m.
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