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Aldagracia Cruz-Penaloza Costa Mesa Fatal Multi-Vehicle Crash 405 Freeway, Harbor Boulevard (March 27)

1 Killed in Crash on San Diego Freeway in Costa Mesa

 COSTA MESA: Multi-Vehicle Crash 405 Freeway, Harbor Boulevard (March 27)COSTA MESA, Calif. (March 27, 2019) – Aldagracia Cruz-Penaloza of Tustin died and two were injured early Wednesday morning in a multi-vehicle crash on the northbound San Diego (405) Freeway.

The collision was reported about 4:45 a.m. to the California Highway Patrol.  The collision involved roughly four vehicles and took place near the Harbor Boulevard exit.  Cruz-Penaloza was reportedly involved in a minor crash with another vehicle in the No. 1 lane. The other vehicle moved to the right shoulder, but she and her daughter Flor Solano, 18, got out of their 2017 Toyota Corolla and were standing behind their vehicle. An oncoming 2015 Audi struck the pedestrians. The Toyota was pushed into the path of a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu driven by a 33-year-old Sherrele McCollom of San Juan Capistrano. The Malibu was hit by an oncoming Toyota Prius. McCollom suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital.

One of the two injured people was taken to OC Global Medical Center and the other was transported by ambulance to Fountain Valley Regional Medical Center.

David Akira Tam Jr., 43, of Carlsbad, driving the Audi was uninjured.

The CHP issued a SigAlert about 5:20 a.m. and closed all northbound lanes.

Roughly an hour later, police reopened three lanes to traffic. Police are investigating the cause of the crash and liability.


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CHP 911 DISPATCH REPORT


Incident: 00068 Type: Fatality Location: I405 N / HARBOR BLVD N ONR Loc Desc: NB 405 JSO HARBOR Lat/Lon: 33.690904 -117.923320
Detail Information
7:51 AM 33 [77] [CHP] has closed their incident [190327OC00072]
7:41 AM 32 [72] *** CERT/CLETS FOR GOLD CHEV MAL ON LOG 72 *** FCN: 3981908601188 V-Number: 00848-675-19 License: 4NKR489 VIN: 1G1NE52J4Y6324029 Storage Name: SOUTHSIDE TOW Storage Phone: (949)631-8698 [Shared]
7:35 AM 31 [70] **** INFO FOR LOG **** WHI TOYT PRI and GLD CHEV MAL ARE SEPARATE TC – LOG 72 — NOT RELATED TO 1144 [Shared]
6:10 AM 30 [45] DAUGHTER TRANS TO FTNVLY REGIONAL
6:04 AM 29 [43] ETA FOR CORONER PLEASE
6:04 AM 28 [42] 2 PTYS WENT TO OC GLOBAL // 1 PTY TO FTNVLY REGIONAL, CMSA FIRE HAS THEIR OUWN TRANSPORT
6:03 AM 27 [41] C86-405 LIOC, INQ WITH FIRE – WHICH AMBUL COMPANY TRANSPORTED and WHERE THEY TOOK THE DAUGHTER?
6:01 AM 26 [40] TMC COPIES SIG UPDATE 10-39 CONTROL
6:00 AM 25 [39] 86-S8 LIOC/CT12, UPDATE SIGALERT : OPENING 4/5/6 — HOV/1/2/3 STILL CLOSED UFN ^
5:50 AM 24 [38] [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 HADLEY (714-542-7241) W 2 FB
5:49 AM 23 [37] 1039 CORONER
5:26 AM 22 [30] 1039 OC CORONER
5:23 AM 21 [29] 55-M1: NO OTHER VEHS JNO
5:22 AM 20 [26] [Notification] [CHP]-[25] CONTRACTOR ETA TO SCENE IS 15 MINS [Shared]
5:22 AM 19 [25] CONTRACTOR ETA TO SCENE IS 15 MINS
5:08 AM 18 [23] ISSUING SIGALERT FOR ALL LANES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE UNK DUR – 10-39 CONTROL
5:03 AM 17 [54] [Appended, 06:54:47] [8] 1039 CMSA FIRE
5:03 AM 16 [53] [Appended, 06:54:47] [7] [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 SOUTHSIDE COSTA MESA 949-631-8698
5:01 AM 15 [52] [Appended, 06:54:47] [6] GW TOW ENRT W 2 (949-642-1252)
4:59 AM 14 [21] REQ CT FOR HARD CLOSURE
4:59 AM 13 [20] [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 GW TOW 949-642-1252 ENRT W/ 1 1185
4:59 AM 12 [50] [Appended, 06:54:47] [4] [Notification] [CHP]-Problem changed from 1183-Trfc Collision-Unkn Inj to 1179-Trfc Collision-1141 Enrt by CHP
4:58 AM 11 [48] [Appended, 06:54:47] [2] 2 1185 PLS
4:57 AM 10 [19] 1039 TIP
4:55 AM 9 [47] [Appended, 06:54:47] [1] 2 VEHS BLKG
4:51 AM 8 [13] WHI SDN, PTYS OO VEH
4:51 AM 7 [11] 1039 STA 84/44
4:51 AM 6 [10] ** CORR NB 405 JSO HARBOR // 1179 – POSS 1144 NOT RELATED TO ORIGINAL 1125
4:49 AM 5 [7] PLS START FIRE
4:48 AM 4 [4] M UNIT ON RS WW
4:47 AM 3 [3] PTYS OO VEH
4:47 AM 2 [2] VEH BLKD OUT #1
4:47 AM 1 [1] ,WHI SDN #1 POSS TC, REQ UNIT W BRK
Unit Information
4:47 AM 64 Unit Assigned
4:47 AM 63 Unit Enroute
4:47 AM 62 Unit At Scene

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