A pre-trial hearing is set for Friday in the case of a Santa Ana man accused of the death of a 12-year-old girl while he was fleeing from police in Westminster. According to the Orange County District Attorney’s office, Aleksander Apostolovic allegedly also injured two other people when his sports utility vehicle crashed into their automobile while seeking to evade arrest.
The incident occurred on April 3, 2014 at around 4 p.m. when Westminster Police Department detectives were trying to find Apostolovic to serve an outstanding warrant. They spotted him driving a Chevrolet Suburban. Police say that despite the use lights flashing from marked police units, Apostolovic didn’t stop but instead drove his vehicle directly at one police car, crashing into the front of it.
From there, he allegedly drove quickly away through a red light and two stop signs. At the intersection of Trask Avenue and Olive Street his SUV struck two other vehicles. In one of them, Vivian Nguyen, 12, suffered fatal injuries and her brother and mother were also hurt seriously.
After the crash, the suspect fled on foot and was finally found by WPD officers with the help of a helicopter from the Anaheim Police Department.
The hearing will be at 9 a.m. in the Central Justice Center in Westminster.
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