Thu. Jun 13th, 2024

A 25-year-old Santa Ana man was killed after a pickup truck collided with a sedan in Westminster on Sunday, Dec. 4. Police investigators suspect alcohol was involved in the crash.

The vehicles crashed at around 1 a.m., at the 15500 block of Magnolia Street, near the McFadden Avenue intersection, according to the Westminster Police Department.

The driver of the sedan was pronounced dead at the scene. The two drivers were the sole occupants in their vehicles.

The police are still investigating what caused the collision. They also refrained from identifying the victim as they are still in the process of notifying the family.

The driver of the pickup truck was identified as another Santa Ana resident, 28-year-old Aristeo Nava-Soriano. He was taken to a hospital for treatment and was arrested upon his release on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter, DUI and driving without a license.

Anybody who may have witnessed the accident should call Sergeant Anil Adam of the Westminster Police Department Traffic Division at 714-548-3770.

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

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