17-Year-Old Girl Passed Away after Pedestrian-Auto Collision near English Street

SANTA ANA, CA (August 2, 2023) – Wednesday afternoon, a pedestrian accident on West 17th Street claimed the life of Tania Godinez Valencia.

The deadly collision happened on July 10th, at around 2:45 p.m., at the 2000 W. 17th Street and English Street intersection.

According to reports, Valencia was hit by a westbound vehicle while crossing the street in a northerly direction.

Emergency crews arrived at the site of the accident shortly after. Paramedics transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

Meanwhile, the involved driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with the investigators. Authorities ruled out intoxication to be a factor in the crash.

After two days, the victim was declared dead at the hospital. Santa Ana officials identified the deceased pedestrian as 17-year-old Tania Godinez Valencia.

The Department’s Traffic Division is asking anyone with additional information to contact them at 714-245-8200. In addition, the family of Valencia started a GoFundMe page to help with funeral expenses.

No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. The Sweet James team sends their deepest condolences and sympathies to the family and friends of Tania Godinez Valencia.

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