Wayne Walter Swanson Jr, 40, of Newport Beach, Crystal McCallum, 34, of Texas, and Andrew James Chaves, 32, of Arizona, have been identified as the victims killed in a fatal Newport Beach car crash that occurred on the Coastal Highway on Thursday, May 12, 2022. The accident also left 3 construction workers with injuries.
According to a report published Thursday morning by the Newport Beach Police Department, the incident occurred around 12:45 a.m. in the 3000 block of West Coast Highway. Officers responded to many 911 reports about a single car collision.
According to the announcement, a black 2022 Tesla Model S was going eastward when it hit a curb and crashed with construction equipment on the south side of the road.
When officers arrived on the site, they discovered three dead victims inside the car. The victims have been named as Wayne Walter Swanson Jr, 40, of Newport Beach, Crystal McCallum, 34, of Texas, and Andrew James Chaves, 32, of Arizona, according to the Orange County coroner’s office.