Hit-and-Run Driver Suspect In Jail After Crash That Killed Newport Beach Bicyclist

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A suspected hit-and-run motorist was in jail facing a Tuesday court date, accused of a drunken crash that killed one bicyclist and injured another in Newport Beach.

The bicyclist killed in the crash was Jose Vasquez-Perez, 41, of Costa Mesa, according to the coroner’s office.

The medical condition of the second bicyclist was not immediately known, said Newport Beach police Sgt. Justin Morouse.

Vasquez-Perez was hit about at 1:20 a.m. Saturday as he was biking north on Newport Boulevard, approaching Industrial Way, according to the coroner’s office. He died at the scene.

A dark-colored SUV was driven a few blocks or so, before its driver stopped.

Taylor Evans, 25, of Santa Ana was arrested on suspicion of felony drunken driving, hit and run, and vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, Morouse said. He was held in lieu of $100,000 bail at the Men’s Central Jail in Santa Ana and was scheduled for a Tuesday court appearance, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

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Hit-and-Run Driver Suspect In Jail After Crash That Killed Newport Beach Bicyclist
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Hit-and-Run Driver Suspect In Jail After Crash That Killed Newport Beach Bicyclist
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A suspected hit-and-run motorist was in jail facing a Tuesday court date, accused of a drunken crash that killed one bicyclist and injured another in Newport Beach.
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