04.09.2022 | 2:12 AM | SANTA ANA – Two people fled after a rollover crash that left one man dead and caused another vehicle to catch fire., early Saturday morning.
The deadly collision was reported in the 1400 block of North Main Street, north of East 14th Street, around 2:12 AM.
When authorities arrived on scene they located a red 2005 Chevrolet Colorado overturned on a sidewalk along with a white 2021 Dodge Charger with flames engulfing its engine compartment.
The driver of the Chevrolet was trapped in the wreckage prompting a rescue operation that utilized the ‘Jaws of Life’ while other firefighters worked to extinguish the car fire.
Despite their efforts to free the trapped driver, paramedics ultimately pronounced him deceased on scene.
Initial reports indicate that the Dodge was traveling northbound on Main Street at high-speeds when it struck the Chevrolet. The impact caused the Chevrolet to overturn on its side while the Dodge continued on for about half-a-block as its engine compartment caught fire.
The driver and a passenger from the Dodge fled the scene shortly after the crash and were being sought by police. The driver, who was described as a male Hispanic, approximately 30 to 35 years old, 5′ 6″ tall and about 200 pounds, fled the scene in a “red SUV type vehicle,” police said.
Investigators are encouraging anyone with information to contact Investigator Bao at (714) 245-8217.