COSTA MESA, Calif. (June 16, 2022) – The Costa Mesa Police Department (CMPD) is actively investigating a fatal hit and run that occurred last night. On Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at about 9:04 p.m., a 64-year-old female pedestrian was fatally struck by a vehicle while she crossed the street on Fairview Road, just south of Baker Street. Her identification is being withheld pending next of kin notification.
The suspect driver fled the scene in their vehicle.
The CMPD Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) responded to the scene and began their investigation. Witnesses described the suspect vehicle as possibly a silver Toyota sedan. Based on evidence at the scene, the vehicle will have moderate front-end damage, as well as windshield damage.
CMPD is requesting the public’s help in identifying the suspect vehicle and driver in this incident. Anyone with information is asked to please contact Traffic Investigator Luis Gomez at 714-754-5264.
Nearby businesses in the area of Baker Street and Fairview Road with video footage from last night are also asked to contact Investigator Gomez.