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Accident claims one...

BRIEFLY IN THE NEWS

January 13, 2003

BRIEFLY IN

THE NEWS

Accident claims one, driver arrested

One man was killed and another injured early Sunday morning when

their Chevrolet Camaro struck a tree on Newport Boulevard and

Industrial Way in Costa Mesa.

David Robison, 28, of Rancho Santa Margarita, was pronounced dead

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at the scene after the car, driven by 28-year-old Phillip Steyerman

of Monterey Park, went off the road and struck a tree.

Police suspect Steyerman was speeding as he drove northbound on

Newport Boulevard at 1:15 a.m. causing him to lose control of the

car, said Sgt. Larry Hicks of the Costa Mesa Police Department.

Steyerman was transported to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana

for a concussion and broken clavicle and was arrested on suspicion of

driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter, Hicks said.

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