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Man arrested, passenger dies after crashing into Santa Ana police car

A passenger died and the driver was arrested after a car struck a Santa Ana police SUV with two officers inside Friday night, Nov. 20, the Santa Ana Police Department said.

The officers were in some pain, so they were taken to a hospital as a precaution, Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said.

The crash happened as officers were investigating a report of trespassing at 1300 N. Lowell St. about 10:35 p.m. As officers were preparing to leave, a car traveling eastbound crashed head-on into the patrol car, Bertagna said.

The driver, a man, was arrested on suspicion of felony driving under the influence. His passenger, a woman, was taken to Orange County Global Medical Center, where she died, Bertagna said.

The driver’s name was not immediately available Saturday.

Source: Orange County Register

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