Orange County

Man killed in hit-and-run accident

A SANTA ANA man was killed early Saturday morning when he was struck by an auto while walking on Fairview Street in Santa Ana (Shutterstock).

A Santa Ana man was fatally injured early Saturday morning when he was involved in a car-vs.-pedestrian hit-and-run incident.

According to the SAPD, the incident took place at around 1:20 a.m. in the area of the 2400 block of Fairview Street.

Arriving officers found a man lying in the roadway, having suffered major injuries. Orange County Fire Authority personnel arrived and began treatment and then pronounced him dead.

The investigation indicated that he was in street when struck by a vehicle moving south on Fairview. That vehicle was driven away from the scene before police could arrive.

Investigators found the involved vehicle parked a short distance away. The driver was identified as Jonathan Padilla of Santa Ana and he was arrested for felony hit and run and booked at city jail.

Anyone with more information about the incident is asked to call the SAPD at (714) 245-8284.


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