On 08/22/2021, at 12:16 AM, the Santa Ana Police Department received multiple calls regarding a traffic collision in the area of 4800 W McFadden Avenue. Officers from the Santa Ana Police Department along with the Orange County Fire Authority responded to the scene and learned that a two vehicle traffic collision had occurred.
Based upon the preliminary investigation, it is believed that the driver of a Ford Edge was traveling eastbound on McFadden Avenue at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was occupied by three individuals. As the Ford neared the area of 4800 W McFadden Avenue it collided with the rear of a Toyota Sequoia. The Toyota was also traveling eastbound McFadden Avenue. After colliding with the Toyota, the Ford veered up onto the south sidewalk where it struck a utility pole.
There were numerous containers of alcohol in the Ford leading investigators to believe that alcohol was likely a factor in the collision.
The passengers in the Ford were injured and were subsequently taken to local hospitals for treatment. The driver was declared deceased at the scene. None of the occupants of the Toyota were injured.
Members of the Collision Investigations Unit were on scene and the investigation is still ongoing. Witnesses are encouraged to call the traffic division of the Santa Ana Police Department at 714-245-8216 .