|Irvine Police Department Press Release|
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF POLICE
Farrah Emami - Public Information Officer
1 Civic Center Plaza
Irvine, CA 92606
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||PRESS RELEASE #03/18/2014|
|Subject :||Fatal Traffic Accident Investigation|
|Contact :||Julia Engen, Lieutenant 949-724-7112|
Detective Cherney, Detective 949-724-7024
IRVINE, CA (March 18, 2014): The Irvine Police Department is investigating a fatal traffic collision that occurred last night, March 17, just after 8:00 p.m. on Main Street just west of Paseo Westpark. A motorist reported the collision after coming upon the motorcyclist after he was already down. Emergency personnel responded and determined the man was deceased at the scene.
The Irvine Police Department Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) is currently investigating the cause and details surrounding the collision. Preliminary information indicates the rider, an adult male, lost control of his motorcycle and was ejected. The Orange County Coroner's Office responded to the scene to conduct an investigation into the cause of death.
The victim has been identified as 22-year-old, Paul Tapalla of Montclair.
Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact:
Detective Cherney at 949-724-7024.
IRVINE POLICE DEPARTMENT
One Civic Center Plaza, Irvine, CA 92606
(949) 724-7000 www.irvinepd.org
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