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    1 killed, another injured in Santa Ana hit-and-run
    • April 2, 2023

    One person died and another remained in the hospital on Sunday, April 2, after being struck by a hit-and-run driver along a residential street in Santa Ana, authorities said.

    Around 2 a.m., the two pedestrians were standing near a vehicle in the street along the 500 block of West St. Gertrude Place when they were struck by an SUV heading west, the Santa Ana Police Department said in a news release. The driver fled before authorities arrived to find the two victims lying in the roadway.

    The victims were taken to a hospital where one was later pronounced dead, police said. Their identity was not released Sunday afternoon pending notification of family.

    Information on the other victim’s condition was not immediately available.

    A description of the SUV was not available Sunday afternoon and no arrests had been announced. It was not immediately known if drugs or alcohol factored into the collision.

    Anyone with information on the hit-and-run crash should contact Santa Ana Police Inv. L. Bao at 714-245-8223 or the Santa Ana Police Department’s Traffic Division at 714-245-8200.

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    ​ Orange County Register