Young Woman Killed By Orange County Car Crash Debris
Posted on Dec 09, 2010
A young woman died from head injuries she received from flying car crash debris.
Twenty-three-year-old Jessica Hoke was walking to work at H&M near South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa when she was struck by flying debris from an Orange County car crash.
The Orange County pedestrian accident occurred on Thursday, November 30. The crash was caused when a 17-year-old male driver headed West on Sunflower Avenue ran the red light at Stevens Avenue and crashed into two vehicles. Hoke, who was standing on the northwest corner of Sunflower and Stevens Avenues, was struck by the debris. She was taken to Western Medical Center with severe head injuries. She did not recover; Hoke was pronounced dead on Friday night, December 3 – three days after the accident.
Jessica Hoke was a recent graduate of UC Irvine where she hosted a radio show called “The Exposure.” Hoke also wrote a blog about the music scene in downtown Santa Ana.
The crash is still under investigation; no charges have been made.