Sun. Mar 3rd, 2024

A 53-year-old transient was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Garden Grove on Sunday. The driver was arrested after fleeing the scene on suspicion of DUI according to the Garden Grove Police.

The victim was struck by a white 2020 Toyota Tacoma at about 1:55 a.m. at the 12000 block of Brookhurst Street. A police officer was near the site of the collision at the time, and that officer saw Lopez fleeing and began pursuing him, according to the Garden Grove Police.

The victim was taken to a hospital and was then pronounced dead.

The driver, who was arrested, was identified by the police as Alexis Lopez, a 26-year-old Brea man.

Lopez faces charges of felony hit-and-run, DUI and felony vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and was booked into Orange County Jail.

The police have not identified the victim.

Anyone who witnessed the crash was asked to call Garden Grove police at 714-741-5925.

By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

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