One person was killed when a pickup truck rolled onto its side in what police are investigating as a street takeover crash early Thursday in Costa Mesa. 

The pickup overturned at the intersection of Sunflower and Hyland avenues at about 2:30 a.m.

Police said the victim was apparently watching drivers perform stunts at the intersection when she was struck by the pickup driver. Several vehicles were in the area, with drivers performing donuts in the intersection at the time of the deadly crash.

The driver remained at the location and was arrested. Details about possible charges were not immediately available.

The age, gender and name of the victim were not disclosed.

The intersection is blocked until further notice, police said.

Earlier Thursday morning In Anaheim, a woman was struck by a driver performing donuts in the parking lot of a shopping center. Anaheim police responded to the Anaheim Plaza Marketplace,  where several hundred cars were taking part in what appeared to be a car meetup. 

Video showed the vehicle’s rear end clip the woman, flipping her into the air before she landed on the pavement.

The driver was later taken into custody.


By Richard Moran

Richard Moran loves to write about sports with the Golden State Online. Before that, he worked as a senior writer at ESPN. Richard grew up in San Diego and graduated from the University of San Diego in 2004, after which he worked as an editor for five years.

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