We received several reports from our readers last night about a person being struck by a car on First St. Those reports have now been confirmed by the SAPD.
A pedestrian was indeed struck and killed by a vehicle on Sunday night. The incident happened at about 7:13 p.m. at First Street east of Bristol Street, according to the SAPD.
When the responding SAPD police officers arrived they found the victim lying in the street, Alvarez said.
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 1st Street when he was struck by a vehicle headed west on 1st Street. The vehicle involved in this collision remained at the scene and the driver was cooperative. Alcohol is not believed to have played a role in this collision. The cause of the collision remains under investigation.
The age and gender of the victim, and a description of the vehicle were not available until the on-scene investigation concluded.
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 N. Guijarro at (714) 245-8219 or the Santa Ana Police Department’s Traffic Division at (714) 245-8200.