A 42-year-old man who died Sunday when the out-of-control vehicle he was riding in struck a fixed object in Newport Beach was identified by the Orange County coroner’s office.

The crash that killed Ramiro Benitez happened on about 5:45 a.m., the coroner’s office reported. It was unclear what object the vehicle hit.

Benitez died at the scene.

There was no immediate word on the condition of the driver, nor whether drugs and/or alcohol were factors in the crash.

The crash was being investigated by the Newport Beach police.

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