O.C. motorist killed by tree is identified
The coroner did not list a cause of death, citing a pending autopsy. Miller was a Tustin resident.
The accident occurred Thursday afternoon at 17th Street and Irvine Avenue.
The tree tumbled on what appeared to be a blue Hyundai Accent GS, crumpling the entire midsection. Workers on Thursday afternoon were cutting up the tree.
A Costa Mesa Urban Search and Rescue unit attempted to lift the tree, but it fell back down, according to witnesses.
— Robert J. Lopez
Photo: A car lies crushed beneath a fallen tree on Irvine Avenue near 17th Street in Costa Mesa on Thursday. Credit: Don Barletti/Los Angeles Times.