Monday, August 17, 2015

Fatal Traffic Collision near Beach Boulevard and Chapman Ave.

Posted By CotoBlogzz

Rancho Santa Margarita, Ca  –  On Monday, August 17, 2015 at approximately 2:08 p.m., Orange County Sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of an injury traffic collision near the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Chapman Avenue.  

According to OCSD Lt. Jeff Hallock, deputies arrived and located a male, adult victim lying in the roadway suffering from significant injuries as a result of being struck by a 53’ tractor-trailer.  The victim was treated and transported to UCI Medical Center by Orange County Fire Authority paramedics where he was pronounced dead a short time later.  

Based on the preliminary investigation, it appears the tractor-trailer was making a right turn from eastbound Chapman Avenue onto southbound Beach Boulevard when the collision occurred.  Investigators are continuing to interview witnesses, collect evidence and obtain information in an attempt to determine how the collision occurred.  

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s Major Accident Reconstruction Team (MART) is investigating the collision.  A “Sig-Alert” was issued immediately following the collision until completion of the scene investigation that concluded at 8:00 p.m.  

The identity of the victim is pending confirmation by the Coroner Division and next of kin notification. 

Anyone with information or who witnessed the collision is asked to call the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s Traffic Bureau at (949) 425-1860 or (714) 647-7000.  
Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS (855-847-6227) or at   

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