A motorist was killed Friday and his two passengers were injured when their vehicle crashed into a tree in Santa Ana.
Police responded to the 2600 block of West MacArthur Boulevard around 12:30 a.m., according to Cmdr. M. Clayborn of the Santa Ana Police Department.
Diego Garcia, 27, of Santa Ana died at the scene, Santa Ana police said.
A woman and an infant were taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries that were not life-threatening, police said.
“From physical evidence, it appears as though the vehicle was headed west on MacArthur when, for unknown reasons, (it) crossed into the opposing lanes of traffic at or near Greenville Street before striking the south curb line and a tree on the south sidewalk,” a police statement said.
“Alcohol or drugs may have played a part in the cause of this collision,” police said. “The driver’s sobriety will be determined through a forensic toxicology analysis completed by the Orange County Coroner’s Office as part of the autopsy.”
Anyone with information on the crash was urged to call the Collision Investigation Unit at (714) 245-8200.