Sun. Sep 24th, 2023
Alejandro Rivas
Alejandro Rivas

Alejandro Rivas, a 20-year-old resident of Orange, who is suspected in the hit-and-run death of Augustin Sosa, a 25-year-old tree trimmer, in Santa Ana on Sep. 18, was arrested early this morning by the SAPD.  He had had outstanding warrants including one for a probation violation, according to the O.C. Register.

Sosa, a resident of Santa Ana, was struck and killed near 17th Street and Fairview Avenue when he was putting cones down in the street. He worked for West Coast Arborists, which is reportedly contracted by the City of Santa Ana. Sosa died at the scene after he was flung some fifty feet by the impact of the suspect’s vehicle. His identity was later identified by the Orange County Coroner.

Hit and run on 17th and fairview

The two suspects in the car that struck Sosa, a silver Chevy Malibu, fled on foot. The SAPD later named Rivas as a person of interest in the incident and SAPD investigators will be working with the Orange County District Attorney’s Office on charges related to the deadly crash, according to the SAPD.

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3 thoughts on “Suspect in hit and run death of a tree trimmer, in Santa Ana, arrested”
  1. F*ck yea p*to get what you deserve stupid idiot, your stupidity took a hardworking man’s life and I hope they catch your homie too. Sh*t like this pisses me off, especially when I heard it from my brother that works at the same company, he had to go pick up the truck he was driving and pick up his helmet after they were done with the scene, he got to see his family cry and see him get picked up all wrapped up. You caused his family a lot of pain motherf*cker.

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