Rosenda Smiley Killed Pedestrian Accident Balboa Boulevard in Newport Beach

 Rosenda Smiley Killed Pedestrian Accident Balboa Boulevard in Newport Beach

Girl, 14, Killed in Alleged DUI Crash

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif (May 28, 2024) — Rosenda Elizabeth Smiley, 14, of Rialto, died over the Memorial Day weekend when she was hit by a suspected DUI driver on Balboa Boulevard in Newport Beach.

The deadly collision occurred at around 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, May 25th at Palm Street along the busy Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach, according to KTLA 5 News.

Paramedics responded to the scene and located the 14-year-old girl deceased at the scene. The tragic accident occurred about a block away from the Balboa Fun Zone in Orange County

Meanwhile, the driver was a 30-year-old Fontana man identified as Joseph Alcazar. Police questioned the motorist at the scene before arresting him on suspicion of traffic-related homicide. Authorities reported that alcohol appeared to be a factor in the traffic accident.

Witnesses or anyone with information about the collision should contact Newport Beach Police Department traffic investigator Nick Farris at [email protected].


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