3 dead, 3 injured after car collides into construction equipment in Newport Beach

Newport Beach Police Department

Three people were killed in a car crash Thursday morning in Newport Beach.  

Police responded to the 300 block of Pacific Coast Highway around 12:45 a.m. after receiving several calls of a single-vehicle collision.  

Officers say a vehicle traveling eastbound on Pacific Coast Highway struck a curb and collided with some construction equipment located on the south side of the road. The three people in the car died at the scene. Three construction workers suffered minor injuries and were transported to the hospital.  

The victims were identified as Crystal M. McCallum, 34, of Texas; Wayne Walter Swanson Jr., 40, of Newport Coast; and Andrew James Chaves, 32, of Arizona, according to Orange County sheriff's Sgt. Scott Steinle.

Both eastbound and westbound lanes of Pacific Coast Highway were initially closed from Superior Avenue to Riverside Avenue, they reopened around noon Thursday.  

The cause of the crash is under investigation.