A husband and wife in their 60′s who were struck and killed in Irvine by a car driven by a teenage boy who veered off the road were identified today by the Orange County coroner’s office.
Richard Crowell, 65, and and his 61-year-old wife, Sharon, both Irvine residents, were walking on the east side of Eastwood near the Venta Spur trail north of Bryan Avenue, when they were struck by a Honda about 7:30 a.m., Tuesday March 12, according to Irvine police Lt. Julia Engen.
Richard Crowell was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at an area hospital and his wife died at the scene.
The driver, a 17-year-old boy, was unhurt, Engen said.
The unidentified teen was driving to school when he veered off the road for unknown reasons, she said.
The Honda struck the victims before slamming into a retaining wall and a tree, Engen said.
Anyone with information about the fatal crash was asked to call police Sgt. Matt August at 949-724-7023.