09.05.2022 | 12:00 PM | SANTA ANA – A seven-year-old boy died after being struck by a vehicle, police announced Monday.
The deadly collision occurred Sunday night in the 700 block of North Rosita Street, near the Rosita Elementary School, when a vehicle collided with the boy around 8:40 PM.
When authorities arrived they located the boy with critical injuries down in the roadway.
Medics rendered aid and rushed the boy to an area hospital but sadly he died as a result of his injuries.
The driver that struck the boy remained on scene and was cooperating with law enforcement.
Police believe the child was crossing Rosita Street north of 7th Street when the southbound vehicle struck him.
The circumstances surrounding the tragic crash remain under investigation but police did not believe alcohol was involved.
Anyone with information was asked to contact Corporal N. Quinones at (714) 245-8216 or the Santa Ana Police Department’s Traffic Division at (714) 245-8200.
Anonymous tips can be submitted through the Orange County Crime Stoppers by calling (855) TIP-OCCS or by visiting their website at www.occrimestoppers.org.