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    Costa Mesa man charged in fatal Newport Beach crash; street racing alleged
    • June 13, 2024

    A 35-year-old Costa Mesa man has been charged in a two-vehicle fatal crash in Newport Beach that police said Wednesday was the result of street racing.

    Andrew Bilat Awad was charged Friday with gross vehicular manslaughter with speeds exceeding 100 mph, according to the criminal complaint.

    Awad is accused of killing 86-year-old Bob Gilroy of Newport Beach on Sept. 30 at MacArthur Boulevard and Bowspirit Drive, according to Sgt. Steve Oberon of the Newport Beach Police Department.

    Awad was arrested Sunday, Oberon said. It was not clear if Awad was currently in custody.

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    ​ Orange County Register