HUNTINGTON BEACH (September 28, 2014) – Motorcyclist Devin Santiago was fatally injured in a Sunday evening traffic accident.
The accident happened at 8:42 p.m. at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and 6th Street. Some reports are placing the collision at 8th Street and we will update the story with the correct location as it becomes clear. Devin was traveling north on PCH when the U-Haul truck attempted to turn onto Pacific Coast Hwy despite a stop sign. The dangerous maneuver caused the collision. He was rushed to Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach where he succumbed to his injuries. Santiago, 23 years old, was a resident of Lakewood.
U-Haul trucks are frequently rented from U-haul facilities and the driver / renter of the truck must maintain his o her own insurance.
This intersection is highly traveled, especially on weekends. As a tourist destination on world-famous Pacific Coast Highway, the road is popular with motorcyclists and weekend car buffs alike.
Details of the accident have not yet been released. Our condolences go out to the family and friends of Devin Santiago in his untimely passing.
UPDATE: At 2:30 p.m., friends of Devin gathered for a memorial.