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Santa Ana Police Department
Thursday March 22nd, 2018 :: 04:46 p.m. PDT


SAPD Investigating Bicyclist vs. Vehicle Fatal/Hit & Run

Decedent - Pending Family Notification

On Thursday, March 22, 2018 at approximately 0033 hrs. the California Highway Patrol received a 911 call from a motorist reporting a male down in the street in the 400 block of E. Goetz Street. The call was transferred to the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) who was dispatched to the area. Upon their arrival, OFCA personnel located a male covered with blood and subsequently pronounced him deceased at the scene at 0047 hrs.

Officers from the Santa Ana Police Department were dispatched to the location at the request of OCFA. Due to the suspicious nature surrounding the male’s death, detectives from the Crimes Against Person - Homicide Unit and Investigators from the Collision Investigations Unit responded to the scene to handle the investigation.

From physical evidence, it is appears as though the decedent was struck while riding his bicycle. The driver and vehicle that struck the decedent are outstanding and unidentified at this time.

The Santa Ana Police Collision Investigations Unit is handling the investigation. Any witnesses having information about this collision are asked to contact Santa Ana Police Department, Collision Investigation Unit at (714) 245-8200.

Santa Ana Police Department
60 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 714-834-4211

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