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100 trees to be removed after collapse kills woman in Costa Mesa

September 20, 2011 |  6:59 pm

Tree falls on car, crushes womanOfficials said Tuesday that they would remove 100 trees in and around the Costa Mesa area where a felled eucalyptus crushed a car and killed a driver last week.

The accident at 17th Street and Irvine Avenue killed a 29-year-old woman.

Irvine Avenue will be closed between Westcliff and Dover drives until 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Newport maintains the trees for Costa Mesa.

Officials have been looking into the cause of the tree collapse.


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Photo: A crowd watches the scene where a giant eucalyptus tree smashed a car waiting at a traffic light at Irvine Avenue and 17th Street in Costa Mesa, crushing the vehicle. Credit: Don Leach / Daily Pilot