Noel Bascon Killed in Crash at Junipero and Arlington Drives
Richard Lavelle Arrested for DUI in Fatal Costa Mesa Accident
Costa Mesa, CA (December 6, 2020) – A boy was killed in a bicycle crash in Costa Mesa. The fatal accident occurred on the evening of December 6 at Junipero and Arlington drives.
Noel Bascon, 12, of Costa Mesa, and his father were riding bicycles near the intersection. They had entered the crosswalk when a moving truck failed to stop at the stop sign and hit the boy.
Bascon was thrown several feet into the air. A witness performed CPR on the boy. He was taken to a local hospital, where he later died.
The driver — Richard Lavelle, 59, of Long Beach — was arrested for DUI, murder and a parole violation. The passenger, Lee Anna Diaz Murphy, 56, of Artesia, was arrested for possession of controlled substances.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the friends and loved ones of Noel Bascon.
Nadrich & Cohen is an active donor and supporter of several local MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) chapters throughout California.