Lucio Luna, a 49-year-old Santa Ana man, will serve one year in jail after crashing his car into Peter Finocchi, a 61-year-old homeless man who was in a wheelchair, back on June 28, 2019. Luna will also be on probation for five years.
The collision happened at about 10:35 p.m. at night, at First and Townsend Streets, according to the SAPD. Finocchi was crossing First Street in a crosswalk according to the police investigators.
Finocchi was rushed to a hospital in extremely critical condition and was pronounced dead on July 11, 2019, at 9:25 a.m., according to the O.C. Coroner.
Luna did not stop at the scene after the crash. But the SAPD got a call the next day from a resident regarding a suspicious vehicle. SAPD police investigators later determined that the vehicle had been involved in the crash. The vehicle led the police to Luna.
Luna pleaded guilty to a felony count of hit-and-run with permanent and serious injury. A misdemeanor count of driving without a valid driver’s license was dismissed as part of the plea bargain.