The Orange County coroner’s office Monday released the name of a man struck and killed by a motorist in Garden Grove, but said police would publicly identify the 6-year-old boy also killed.

Jorge Molina, 61, was a Garden Grove resident, Supervising Deputy Coroner Erica Arellano said.

The victims were pronounced dead at the scene, according to Capt. Larry Kurtz of the Orange County Fire Authority.

The crash happened about 8:50 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of Garden Grove Boulevard and Benton Street, Garden Grove Police Lt. Carl Whitney said.

The motorist was driving a pickup truck, according to media reports.

“The driver of the vehicle involved stayed at the location and waited for emergency personnel to arrive,” Whitney said. “There were no passengers involved in this collision. The sole driver was evaluated by officers and showed no signs of impairment. The investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the collision.”

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