A hit-and-run driver struck and killed three teenage girls who were trick-or-treating in Santa Ana Friday night, according to authorities.
The children were struck at the corner of Fairhaven Avenue and Jacaranda Street (map) around 6:45 p.m., Orange County Fire Authority said.
All three were found dead upon arrival, Santa Ana Police Department Capt. Anthony Bertagna said.
The girls were 13 and 16 years old, OCFA Capt. Steve Concialdi said.
It was unclear if the girls were related or friends, he said.
Santa Ana is one of the less “orangey” cities in Orange County.
This mecca-county of exclusive Republican Whiteness in SoCal is not everything you might think, especially if you place much value in horseshit reality television dealing with certain despicable housewives and their vile husbandry.
By the same token, Santa Ana is populated largely by a lot of my people, many of them acting badly.
In fact, if they catch this guy, which they probably will, I would put $20 on it that he’s Hispanic, and another $10 that he was drinking, and maybe $5 that he was illegal.
Such is life behind the Burnt Orange curtain!
The parents have not even been notified. Sad
Authorities believe they have located the suspect vehicle, a Nissan Pathfinder, which was found behind a Big Lots store near the crime scene, police said.
Police are looking for two men who they said were in the car at the time of the incident.
Even the NYT has chimed in with more of a characteristic journalistic flourish!
The scene was “very sad,” he said, “when millions of children, teenagers and adults are out trick-or-treating on a wonderful evening to insert tragedy like this.”
Police were seeking two men from a Nissan Pathfinder that hit the girls, police Chief Carlos Rojas said at a media briefing.
The SUV was found abandoned near the scene, but the suspects had not yet been found, Rojas said.
Police were working to determine the girls’ names and to find their parents, Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said.
Jeff Evans was trick-or-treating with his 8-year-old daughter about a half-block away when he heard squealing tires, looked over and saw the collision.
“When we got over here, there was already a tarp over two girls,” Evans told the Orange County Register.
Soon after the accident some 60 people had gathered at the scene, where the fire department had chaplains and volunteers to counsel those upset by the incident.
More from the Los Angeles Times. Photographs. The indescribable torment of parenthood comes to life for an unfortunate, tragic few.