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Man dies after scooter collides with pickup A...

November 25, 2004

Man dies after scooter collides with pickup

A 32-year-old Westminster man died Wednesday morning after his

Vespa scooter and a pickup truck collided in a Costa Mesa

intersection.

Aaron Jacob Dekoyer was riding his scooter west on South Coast

Drive at about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday when he crashed into a pickup

truck driving north on Harbor Boulevard, according to police. It

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isn't clear if Dekoyer or the pickup driver, 46-year-old Santa Ana

resident Juan Castro, was at fault in the accident, Costa Mesa Police

Sgt. Marty Carver said.

Dekoyer was conscious and able to talk at the accident scene,

Carver said. But he died at 4:40 a.m. at Western Medical Center in

Santa Ana, according to supervising deputy coroner Mitchell Sigal.

The cause of death is not yet known.

Alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the accident, Carver

said. The Orange County Sheriff-Coroner's Department will conduct

toxicology tests on Dekoyer, Sigal said.

Any witnesses to the accident are asked to call Costa Mesa Police

Investigator Carlos Diaz at (714) 754-5264.

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