Man Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI After Killing Young Woman in Costa Mesa

A car accident in Costa Mesa leaves a young 23-year-old woman dead after a suspected drunk driver collided into her Kia Optima.  The accident took place near the northbound 405 Freeway and Harbor Boulevard Saturday night.  Police identified the driver of the Nissan Titan as 22-year-old Brandon Alvarez of Anaheim.

According to Costa Mesa Police, Alvarez was getting off the 405 Freeway but failed to stop at the intersection when he then plowed into the Kia.  Prior to the accident Alvarez had committed a hit-and-run was actually was running from authorities.   Over a dozen beer cans were scattered around the scene of the accident, as well as Alvarez’s vehicle.  Alvarez was transported to the hospital for moderate injuries he sustained in the accident.

The young woman killed was identified as 23-year-old Marcela Garciaguirre of Irvine.  Authorities stated that she was killed on impact.  She was also driving with a male passenger from Irvine who was taken to the hospital for serious injuries.  His identity has not yet been released to the public.

Costa Mesa Police stated that Alvarez will be facing many years in prison.  He is charged with felony DUI, as well as felony hit and run.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a Costa Mesa accident you should contact an accident lawyer in Costa Mesa as soon as possible.  If there was loss of life in the accident you will need to discuss the accident specifics with a wrongful death attorney as well.  Most Orange County personal injury attorneys will be able to help with all aspects of a potential personal injury lawsuit.