SANTA ANA (CBSLA) – A driver has been arrested after police said he turned himself in for the hit-and-run death of a pedestrian on a Santa Ana street Friday morning.
According to Santa Ana police, at around 5:30 a.m., a woman was driving south in the 2700 block of Bristol Street called 911 when she discovered a man lying in the roadway with a blanket who appeared to have been struck by a car.
Officers responded and declared him dead at the scene, the victim of a hit-and-run. His name was not immediately released.
Investigators told CBS2 that the suspect called police about one hour later to report that he had run over someone, panicked and drove home.
Officers went to the suspect’s home and arrested him, police said. His name and the charges he faces were not immediately disclosed.
Bristol Street was initially shut down between Warner Avenue and Hemlock Way. Southbound lanes were reopened just before 9 a.m.