SANTA ANA ( — Authorities have released the identity of a 51-year-old pedestrian who was fatally struck by a vehicle in Santa Ana this week.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department said in a written statement that Maria Vancinijavier was hit by a vehicle about 8:12 p.m. Thursday in the 1600 block of W. 1st Street.

“The male adult Santa Ana resident driving the car swerved to the left, but was unable to avoid colliding with the pedestrian,” police told City News Service. “The driver called 911 to report the incident and remained at the scene, where he was cooperative throughout the investigation.”

Vancinijavier was rushed to UCI Medical Center in Orange where she died Friday afternoon.

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