Arda Melikyan Killed in Wrong-Way Crash on State Route 73 Near Campus Drive
Driver Exceeds 100 mph in Fatal Newport Beach Accident
Newport Beach, CA (June 5, 2019) – A woman was killed in a wrong-way crash in Newport Beach. The fatal accident occurred on the morning of June 5 on State Route 73.
A Mercedes-Benz was driving southbound on the northbound side of State Route 73 near Campus Drive. It was traveling at speeds exceeding 100 mph when it crashed into a BMW.
The driver of the BMW, Arda Melikyan, 64, was killed in the crash. The driver of the Mercedes, 23-year-old Luke Fitch from Newport Beach, suffered injuries and was taken to a local hospital.
Both vehicles sustained extensive front-end damage. No arrests have been made at this time, although police believe the act was intentional.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the friends and loved ones of Arda Melikyan.