On 06/29/2019, at approximately 9:30 AM, a member of the community notified the Santa Ana Police Department of a suspicious vehicle parked in a residential area. The citizen believed the vehicle may be related to the hit & run collision under investigation, according to the SAPD.
Detectives were called to the scene and determined the vehicle was involved.
Further investigation led Detectives to arrest suspect Lucio Luna, a 48-year-old resident of Santa Ana.
Luna was booked at the Orange County Jail for the charges of Felony Hit and Run DUI.
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On Friday, June 28, 2019 at approximately 10:37PM the Santa Ana Police Department (SAPD) received a call of a vehicle versus pedestrian traffic collision near the intersection of 1st and Townsend Streets with a pedestrian down in the street. SAPD officers responded to the area and found the pedestrian to still be down in the roadway. The pedestrian was initially found to have a faint pulse and shallow breathing before all signs of life ceased. Officers began CPR until Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) personnel arrived and took over. The pedestrian was transported to an area hospital where he was admitted in extremely critical condition.
The preliminary investigation revealed the pedestrian, who was in a wheelchair, was crossing 1st Street in a southerly direction within a marked crosswalk when he was struck by a vehicle headed east. Following the collision, the vehicle failed to stop and continued east on 1st. The outstanding vehicle is believed to be a black or dark colored Toyota Camry that should have extensive damage to its front end.
The Santa Ana Police Department’s Collision Investigations Unit (CIU) responded to the collision scene and handled the investigation. Anyone possibly having information about this collision and or the outstanding vehicle is asked to contact the Santa Ana Police Department’s Traffic Division at (714) 245-8200 or Investigator N. Quinones at (714) 245-8284.