One of the passengers in a fatal crash Wednesday is expected to recover, Newport Beach police said Thursday.
An unnamed 21-year-old woman, who was sitting in the right rear-passenger seat at the time of the crash, was transported in critical condition to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana, said Newport Beach police spokeswoman Kathy Lowe. Investigators were informed that the passenger would survive, she said.
Police have identified the driver as 22-year-old Jose Paz of Costa Mesa, son of 45-year-old Angelina Paz, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Jose Paz declined medical treatment.