Sun. May 26th, 2024

On May 9, 2024, at 4:32 p.m., the Irvine Police Department (IPD) and Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) responded to reports of a single-vehicle, roll-over traffic collision near Culver Drive and Trabuco Road.

The initial investigation determined the victim was driving his 2004 Toyota Corolla northbound on Culver Drive towards Trabuco Road. When his vehicle entered the intersection, a driver in a Honda Civic made a right turn against a red light from Trabuco Road onto northbound Culver Drive. The turning movement forced the driver of the Toyota to swerve, causing him to lose control.

The Toyota collided with the center median of Culver Drive, a tree, and a light pole before coming to rest on the roof. The driver of the Honda failed to stop after the collision and drove northbound on Culver Drive.

OCFA rescued the Toyota driver from the vehicle, and he was transported to the hospital in grave condition. Unfortunately, last night, he died from his injuries. He has been identified as Allen Yangkaou Lee, 67, of Irvine.

Detectives believe the suspect vehicle is a silver or beige, 2008 to 2011 Honda Civic or Civic Hybrid. The car has unique racing-style decals on the lower doors. There appears to be red material on the door handles of the vehicle.

Detectives are asking drivers who were in the area during the time of the collision to review their vehicle dash-cam videos. Witnesses or anyone with information about the suspect or suspect vehicle is urged to contact Detective Christopher Ostrowski at 949-724-7047. IPD’s Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) is investigating 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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