Tragedy in Santa Ana

A woman lost her life in a car accident caused by a drunk driver she was traveling with, according to police authorities in Santa Ana. The incident occurred around 2:08 a.m. on Sunday in the 800 block of South Main Street in Santa Ana. According to preliminary information from the Santa Ana Police Department, multiple calls reporting a single-vehicle collision came in around 2:08 a.m. on Sunday. SAPD officers and first responders from the Orange County Fire Authority arrived at the scene moments after the crash and discovered that a truck had collided with a tree and then a pole. "Based on preliminary investigation, it is believed that the truck was traveling southbound on Main Street when it lost control, collided with a palm tree, and came to a stop against a pole," Santa Ana police said in a press release. Inside the truck were three occupants, including two men, one of whom was driving while the other was seated in the back, and a woman who was seated in the front passenger seat, according to police authorities. OCFA had to extricate the driver and the female passenger before transporting all three victims to a nearby hospital, where the woman succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead. The two men were in stable condition, confirmed the Santa Ana Police Department. Traffic detectives later determined that the vehicle's driver had previous DUI arrests and was under the influence of alcohol "and possibly drugs," said the police. He was arrested for DUI causing death and vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence. His identity has not yet been revealed. The Santa Ana Police Department's Collision Investigations Unit is handling the investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Corporal D. Carrillo at 714-245-8208. Calls can also be directed to the Santa Ana Police Department's Traffic Division at 714-245-8200.  
Location: 800 S Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92701, USA
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