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Pedestrian, Motorcyclist Killed in Accidents


Two people died of injuries they suffered in separate weekend traffic accidents.

Placentia police said Myung Park, 81, died early Saturday morning at UCI Medical Center after she was struck by a car Friday evening while crossing Yorba Linda Boulevard, west of Brookhaven Street.

Police said Park was walking south on Yorba Linda about 5:27 p.m. Friday when she was hit.

The woman was taken to UCI Medical Center where she was pronounced dead at 1:08 a.m.

The driver of the car was not identified and police said they did not plan to file criminal charges in the case.

The second victim, Eric Stephon Winfield, 22, of La Mirada, was killed early Saturday when he apparently lost control of his motorcycle while rounding a curve on Irvine Center Drive in Irvine.

Police said Winfield's 1990 Suzuki cycle struck the median shortly before 1 a.m., slid across the roadway and into westbound traffic lanes, where he was struck twice.

Winfield was hit first by a 1983 Ford van. Police said the driver pulled to the side of the road after hitting the man in the 9600 block of Irvine Center Drive, then continued on to the Irvine Meadows Amphitheater to call police.

While another motorist attempted to direct traffic around the accident scene, witnesses said, the motorcyclist was hit a second time by an unknown driver who fled the scene and is now being sought by authorities. Winfield was pronounced dead at the scene.

Irvine Police Investigator Doug Coffing said witnesses to the accident should call the Irvine Police Department at (714) 724-7024.

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