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Fatal Ferrari crash in Newport Beach closes PCH

December 24, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
The circumstances surrounding the Thursday night crash between a Ferrari and a tow truck on Christmas Eve in Newport Beach that claimed one life was under investigation, a police sergeant said Friday. One person in the Ferrari died in the crash, while another person from the Ferrari, a male, remained hospitalized early Friday at Western Medical Center, Sgt. Jerry Lowe of the Newport Police Department said in a telephone interview early Friday.

Lowe said he was unsure whether it was the Ferrari's driver or passenger who was killed in the crash.

Meanwhile, the tow truck driver was treated at a hospital for minor injuries and released, Lowe said.

The crash was reported at 5:12 p.m. Thursday near Pacific Coast Highway and Promontory Drive, Lowe said.

One person was pronounced dead at the scene, Lowe said.

The victim's identity was withheld pending notification of next of kin.


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