Santa Ana man dies after hit-and-run crash in Fountain Valley; driver sought
A Santa Ana man has died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in Fountain Valley, police said Tuesday, Sept. 14.
The victim in the Saturday collision, who died at a hospital on Monday, was identified as 34-year-old Long Ta, the Fountain Valley Police Department said in a press release.
Witnesses said that Ta was crossing Edinger Avenue northbound in a crosswalk with a green walk signal around 6:20 a.m. Saturday when he was struck by a car headed east on Edinger Avenue towards Ward Street, police said. The suspect car had run a red light when it struck Ta and did not stop, police said.
The suspect’s car was identified from surveillance footage as a Chrysler or Dodge minivan with possible front end damage, police said. The minivan was last seen headed west on Edinger Avenue, authorities said.
Investigators ask anyone with information that will lead to the identification of the suspect car and driver to contact the Police Department at 714-593-4481.