2-Year-Old Boy Killed, Mother and Sister Injured in Hit and Run
A two-year-old boy has died and his mother and 1-year-old sister are recovering after being struck by a hit-and-run driver last night, reports ABC 7 News.
The family was crossing a street in Santa Ana when 23-year-old Angel Perez allegedly struck them with his SUV. The AP notes that boy was pulled under the car and the woman and baby were thrown on the hood. The boy was taken to U.C. Irvine Medical Center, where he later died.
Perez allegedly fled the scene and was later arrested at his home, thanks in part to onlookers who were able to get his license plate number. Reports are being investigated that suggest Perez was seen drinking heavily before the accident.