The search is on for the driver that is responsible for a hit and run crash that cost a pedestrian their life in Santa Ana.
The incident was reported at 1:45 in the morning on a Sunday. It took place in the 1200 block of West 1st Street which is near Baker Street.
The responding Santa Ana police officers say that they found thirty-five year old, Jorge Lopez-Lobato at the center of a road median. Lobato was pronounced dead at the arrival of the police.
The family of Lobato is of course devastated, shocked, probably a little angry. They are asking that the driver come forward.
Lobato’s family claim that he was just walking home from a nearby friends home. They had just finished watching a soccer game when he was sadly struck as he was crossing the street.
Witnesses say that the car involved sped off after the collision. The car took off towards Westbound on 1st Street, then to go southbound on Bristol Street. One of the witnesses described the vehicle to be a newer model four door, Honda Accord. It’s midnight blue in color and has tinted windows. You think a car like that would stand out more.
The Santa Ana Police Department has released a photo of what the car might look like if you would like to see it you can visit the Santa Ana Police Department.
The investigators did find the car’s driver’s side mirror as well as the front bumper assembly at the scene of the crash. The police say that the vehicle probably suffered some front end damage. The impact of the collision was pretty violent. The crash was so hard, that the air intake device was ripped from under the hood.
Lobato’s family says they hope that this heartless hit and run suspect realizes the pain that he has caused them.
If you’re a father then you understand the pain that their parents are going through. Their parents are not near here, so they didn’t have the fortune to see him one last time.
Police are asking that if you have any information about this incident then to please call the Orange County Crime Stoppers at (855) TIP-OCCS. Help this family get some closure about their son’s death. It will never take the pain away of losing him, but it would be comforting to know that the person that heartlessly killed their child would be punished for what they did.
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