On Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021 at 9:04 P.M., the Santa Ana Police Department received a call of a male down in the roadway at W. First Street and the Santa Ana Riverbed.
SAPD police officers responded to the area and found an adult male down in the roadway suffering major injuries. Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) personnel responded and began to treat the male before pronouncing him deceased at the scene.
The preliminary investigation has revealed the male pedestrian was crossing First Street from north to south when he was struck by the vehicle which was headed west. The motorist who was operating the vehicle was contacted at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation. Alcohol is not believed to be involved in this collision. The cause of the collision remains under investigation.
The Santa Ana Police Department’s Collision Investigations Unit (CIU) is handling the investigation. Anyone possibly having information about this collision is asked to contact Investigator L. Bao at (714) 245-8223 or the Santa Ana Police Department’s Traffic Division at (714) 245-8200.