Costa Mesa Police Department
Today, Dec. 8, 2018, at about 12:26 a.m., officers and Costa Mesa Fire & Rescue (CMFR) responded to the intersection of Victoria Street and Pacific Avenue regarding a fatal traffic collision.
A single Toyota SUV appeared to hit signal pole before the vehicle struck a wooden Edison pole and then continued westbound where it struck an iron fence. CMFR pronounced the driver deceased at the scene. No identifying information will be released on the driver at this time. MAIT responded to conduct the investigation.
At this time the street closure includes Victoria Street and Canyon Drive as SoCal Edison works in the area. It is advised that you avoid the area and use alternate routes until about 1:30 p.m. or until SoCal Edison completes their work.