Man Dies After Being Struck By Vehicle in Possible Street Race in Santa Ana
Photo: Bryan Lemus
A 19-year-old man was arrested after allegedly striking and killing a pedestrian during a possible street race in Santa Ana.
The collision took place at about 10pm on Sunday, July 5, 2020, at the intersection of Bristol Street and Myrtle Street. Santa Ana police received several reports of a man lying in the roadway. When they arrived at the scene, they found him there, critically injured. The Orange County Fire Authority responded to provide medical attention. Sadly, they pronounced him deceased at the scene.
According to preliminary investigation, the man was struck by a southbound vehicle while he was walking across the intersection of Bristol Street and Myrtle Street. The driver, identified as Bryan Lemus, remained at the scene.
“A witness stated the vehicle that remained at the scene was involved in a street race with a second vehicle, prior to striking the pedestrian,” according to the release. “At this time, it is unknown if a street race occurred but speed did play a factor in the collision.”
Lemus was arrested and booked at the Santa Ana Jail on charges of felony vehicular manslaughter.