Tue. Jun 25th, 2024

Police officers were paroling in the area of Taft St. and Garden Grove Blvd, when they located an occupied stolen vehicle, on, May 25, at 9:46 p.m., according to the Garden Grove Police Dept.

As they attempted to conduct a traffic stop, the vehicle fled southbound and collided with three cars at the intersection of Taft St. and Trask Ave.

The juvenile suspect driver and passenger of the stolen vehicle then fled the scene on foot. The suspect driver was apprehended a short distance later, the second suspect has not been located and remains at large.

Additional responding officers immediately rendered medical aid to the victims, prior to Orange County Fire Authority arrival. Two victims were transported to nearby trauma centers.

One victim remains in critical condition while the other, identified as Kevin Luu (34 years-old, of Garden Grove), was later pronounced deceased.

The juvenile suspect was treated for minor injuries and later booked into Juvenile Hall.

This investigation is on going and will be conducted by California Highway Patrol.

Anyone who witnessed or has information on the incident (video, etc.) or know the identity of the second suspect, is asked to contact Inv. J. Yergler at 714-741-5772 or Johny@ggpd.org.

Vehicles Involved:

  • White 2019 Subaru Legacy
  • Gray 2013 Honda Insight
  • White 2004 Toyota Camry
  • Silver 2008 Toyota Rav4

Alcohol and/or drugs are believed to be a factor in the collision.

By Editor

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

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