SANTA ANA, Calif. – A woman in Santa Ana was struck and killed by a vehicle Tuesday and the motorist driving that vehicle stayed at the scene to cooperate with police, authorities said.
The woman was crossing First Street when a vehicle traveling west on First Street struck her, the Santa Ana Police Department reported.
Officers were dispatched to the scene about 5:55 a.m., regarding a female pedestrian down in traffic lanes in the 2800 block of 1st Street, located the woman down in the roadway. Paramedics pronounced her dead at the scene.
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The vehicle involved in the crash stayed at the scene and the driver cooperated with officers. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor, and the crash remained under investigation.
The department’s Collision Investigations Unit urged anyone with any information regarding the crash to call them at 714-245-8215 or the department’s Traffic Division at 714-245-8200.
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