Fatal Crash in Santa Ana: Sedan Collides with Cement Truck, Claiming One Life and Injuring Another
One person was killed and another seriously injured after a sedan crashed into a cement truck in Santa Ana on Saturday morning.
The collision was reported shortly after 8 a.m. in the 2400 block of E. 17th Street, near the 55 Freeway.
Investigators believe the driver of the sedan exited the southbound 55 onto 17th Street at a high rate of speed, according to a Santa Ana police statement.
The sedan collided with a cement truck that was stopped in a left turn lane on westbound 17th, police said.
The driver of the sedan was pronounced dead at the scene, police said, while a passenger was taken to a hospital in critical condition. It wasn’t clear if the cement truck driver was injured.
The cement truck driver remained at the scene, according to police, and was cooperating with investigators. The official cause of the fatal crash is under investigation, police added.