SANTA ANA — A search is underway for the driver behind a hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian in Santa Ana.
The incident was reported around 1:45 a.m. Sunday in the 1200 block of West 1st Street near Baker Street.
Responding Santa Ana police officers found the pedestrian dead, his body on the center median. The victim was later identified as 35-year-old Jorge Lopez-Lobato.
Witnesses told police that the car involved in the deadly crash sped up after the collision, traveling westbound on 1st Street, then southbound on Bristol Street.
One witness described the vehicle as a new-model four-door Honda Accord in a midnight blue color with tinted windows.
Investigators found the car’s driver’s side mirror and the front bumper assembly at the scene of the crash. Officials said the vehicle likely sustained substantial front-end damage.
If you have any information about this incident, you’re urged to contact Orange County Crime Stoppers at (855) TIP-OCCS.