Costa Mesa man charged in fatal Newport Beach crash; street racing alleged

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

A 35-year-old Costa Mesa man has been charged in a two-vehicle fatal crash in Newport Beach that police said Wednesday was the result of street racing.

Andrew Bilat Awad was charged Friday with gross vehicular manslaughter with speeds exceeding 100 mph, according to the criminal complaint.

Awad is accused of killing 86-year-old Bob Gilroy of Newport Beach on Sept. 30 at MacArthur Boulevard and Bowspirit Drive, according to Sgt. Steve Oberon of the Newport Beach Police Department.

Awad was arrested Sunday, Oberon said. It was not clear if Awad was currently in custody.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.