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Santa Ana Motorcyclist killed in Hit and Run Accident

by: HB News staff writer
Posted: March 21, 2017

SANTA ANA...A 36-year-old Santa Ana resident died in a hit and run collision with a utility van on March 17th at approximately 5:15 p.m.

The driver of the motorcycle, a 2006 Yamaha had been southbound in the 200 block of South Standard Avenue when the utility truck made a left turn unto East Walnut Avenue causing the motorcyclist to loose control of his bike.

The driver of the utility van drove off without stopping.

Luis Eduardo Distancia, 45, is the owner and operator of a white Ford Econoline van that fatally struck a motorcyclist Friday evening at the intersection of Standard Avenue and Walnut Street, the Santa Ana Police Department announced Monday in a statement. He is described as Hispanic, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 160 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

The motorcyclist was transported to ambulance to Orange County Global Medical Center where he died. The motorcyclist, identified as 36-year-old Eduardo Estrada Luevano, of Santa Ana.

Santa Ana police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the accident to call the Santa Ana police department Traffic Division Investigator W. Hadley at 714-245-8214, or whadley@santa-ana.org. Photo:SAPD


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