Man, 24, Killed in Hit-and-Run Collision in Newport Beach; 21-Year-Old Woman Arrested: Police

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A 24-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run collision in Newport Beach on Feb. 13, 2016. (Credit: OC Hawk)

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A 21-year-old woman was arrested on Saturday in connection with a hit-and-run collision that left a 24-year-old man dead in Newport Beach, police said.

The pedestrian was crossing the intersection of Newport Boulevard and 30th Street about 1:10 a.m. when he was struck by a Nissan 350Z, which fled the scene, according to a news release from the Newport Beach Police Department.

The victim was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, the release stated. He was pronounced dead about an hour after the collision.

Orange County coroner’s officials identified the victim as Christopher Roth, a 24-year-old resident of Cypress.

Officers searched the area for the Nissan and found it abandoned near 19th and Court streets, an area approximately a half-mile away from the crash site.

After further investigation, they identified the driver as 21-year-old Nancy Diana Flores, police officials said. She was contacted in Paramount and later arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and hit-and-run resulting in death, the release stated.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department assisted in the investigation.

Anyone with information about the incident was asked to contact Newport Beach police Investigator Dave Darling at 949-644-3746 or

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