14-year-old girl out walking on holiday weekend in Newport Beach is fatally struck by car

A 14-year-old girl was hit and killed by a car on the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach on Saturday, police say. It happened at around 6:45 p.m. near E. Balboa Boulevard and Palm Street, according to Newport Beach Police Department public information officers.
Police are seen at the site of the fatal accident Saturday in Newport Beach. (KCAL News)

A 14-year-old girl was fatally struck by a car as she was walking in Newport Beach over the Memorial Day weekend, according to police.

Around 6:45 p.m. Saturday, Newport Beach police received a call that a pedestrian had been hit by a car near Balboa Boulevard and Palm Street. First responders who were dispatched to the site of the crash pronounced the 14-year-old victim dead at the scene.

Her identity was not released by authorities.

The driver of the vehicle, Joseph Alcazar, a 30-year-old Fontana resident, was interviewed by police near the accident scene and was later arrested on suspicion of traffic-related homicide. Police say alcohol appeared to be a factor in the collision.

The crash remains under investigation.

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Anyone who has information about the incident is encouraged to contact Newport Beach Police Department traffic investigator Nick Farris at nfarris@nbpd.org.

This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.