On 06/04/2022, at 8:27 P.M., the Santa Ana Police Department received multiple calls regarding a pedestrian down in traffic lanes in the area of 4725 West 1st Street. Officers from the Santa Ana Police Department along with the Orange County Fire Authority responded to the scene where they located two pedestrians in the street.
One of the pedestrians, Lucia Rodriguez Lopez, 36, of Santa Ana, was declared deceased at the scene. her husband, the second pedestrian, was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.
Based upon the preliminary investigation, it is believed that the pedestrians were crossing 1st Street when a vehicle traveling west on 1st Street struck them. 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 Santa Ana Police Department’s Collision Investigations Unit (CIU) is handling the investigation. Anyone possibly having information about this collision is asked to contact Inv. J. Correal at (714) 245-8215 or the Santa Ana Police Department’s Traffic Division at (714) 245-8200.