Cement-Truck Collision near 55 Freeway Resulted in FatalitySANTA ANA, CA (July 25, 2023) – A driver was fatally injured following a two-vehicle crash on East 17th Street Saturday morning. Officers responded to the fatal collision around 8:00 a.m. at the 2400 block of East 17th Street, near the 55 Freeway. Upon arrival, police learned that a sedan was exiting the southbound 55 Freeway and continuing to 17th Street at a high rate of speed. Consequently, the sedan crashed into a resting cement truck in a left turn lane of westbound 17th. The cement truck driver remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigators. Unfortunately, responding emergency personnel declared the sedan driver dead at the scene. Paramedics transported a passenger to an area hospital, where they remained in critical condition. At this time, authorities have not disclosed the identity of the deceased driver to the public, pending notification from the next of kin. The Santa Ana Police Department is leading the investigation. Those with further information regarding the fatal East 17th Street two-vehicle crash are encouraged to contact the department’s traffic division at (714) 245-8200.
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