Victim struck by hit-and-run driver along roadway of 17th street in Santa Ana
A hit-and-run traffic accident late Thursday night left one pedestrian dead in Santa Ana in the 1100 block of W. 17th Street, as authorities continue the search for the suspect hit-and-run driver, according to a local news article.
As per the news report, the accident occurred on Friday shortly before 11:30 p.m. in Santa Ana when police responded to a call of a pedestrian lying on a sidewalk.
Upon investigation, the pedestrian was struck by a vehicle, indicated by debris that the authorities found on the roadway. His identity was withheld from the article, pending the notification of next-of-kin. The victim was described as a man who was in his 50’s, said the article.
Additionally, authorities say the victim was walking along the roadway before being struck on 17th Street.
There was a trail of fluid coming from the scene of the accident, reported officials. Moreover, authorities said that the suspect vehicle is believed to be white with some front end damage sustained.
Furthermore, authorities believe that the suspect driver who fled the scene could be facing felony vehicular manslaughter charges, although police do not have a description of the driver.
Currently, this incident is under review in an ongoing investigation by the authorities, and further details will be reviewed and released to the public as it is determined.
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