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Santa Ana police seek driver who struck, killed pedestrian

April 12, 2009 |  8:40 pm

Santa Ana police are searching for the driver of a small, black car who fatally struck a pedestrian Saturday night then fled the scene.

The 43-year-old pedestrian was crossing First Street west of Jackson Street when he was struck by a westbound vehicle about 9:45 p.m. Saturday, said Santa Ana Police Sgt. Ron Faster. The force of the collision threw the man to the sidewalk, where he died before he could be taken to a hospital.  Police declined to release the man’s name because his family had yet not been notified.

Witnesses said the car, which fled westbound, might have been a black Honda. The vehicle should have significant damage to the front end, police said. No arrests have been made.

-- Kimi Yoshino