Police: Man Lying In Middle Of OC Street Hit Twice, Dragged 50 Feet

SANTA ANA (CBS) — Police on Wednesday were searching for suspects in a grisly hit-and-run that left one man dead after he was hit by two separate vehicles in Orange County.

KNX 1070’s Mike Landa reports the victim is believed to have been severely intoxicated while he was in the middle of the street.

The man was reportedly found lying on Newhope Street near First, according to Santa Ana Police Corporal Anthony Bertagna.

After the man was hit by a car carrying four people and dragged him as far as 50 feet, said Bertagna.

Two of the occupants got out of the vehicle, surveyed what happened, and then left “without rendering any type of aid”, said Bertagna.

But according to police, what happened next may have delivered the fatal blow.

“A second vehicle southbound on Newhope, a silver Honda Civic, also strikes the victim,” said Bertagna. “She was on her way home from work and she did not realize that she had in fact struck a human being.”

The unidentified man was pronounced dead on the scene.

Police are searching for the hit-and-run suspects in the first car. Anyone with any information on the incident is urged  to call Santa Ana police at 714-245-8214.


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