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Early morning collision kills man, injures teen

September 09, 2007|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A 40-year-old Costa Mesa man was killed early Saturday when the car he was driving was broadsided at an intersection.

Faustino Perez-Cortez was pronounced dead at the scene following the 2 a.m. accident, authorities said. He was northbound on Placentia Avenue approaching Victoria Street when his Honda Accord was struck by an Acura driven by a 17-year-old boy.

The boy was treated for minor injuries and released.

The cause of the accident was under investigation, police said.

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