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88-year-old dies after crash

December 20, 2010

COSTA MESA — An elderly man died after driving into a tree on Fairview Road, police confirmed Monday.

The unidentified 88-year-old was traveling on Fairview just north of Fair Drive about 7:23 p.m. Saturday when his car swerved to the left, went into the center divider and then into a tree.

The man was not wearing a seatbelt and sustained major head trauma from striking the steering wheel and windshield. He was transported to Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach and pronounced dead.

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No other persons or vehicles were reported involved in the accident.

The victim's name was withheld pending family notification.

— Sarah Peters

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