A fatal Orange County car accident claimed the life of 19-year-old Daniel Iglesias Sunday, after an SUV struck the Pontiac Trans Am in which he was riding as a passenger.
The collision occurred at McFadden and Spruce Streets. Police believe that a third vehicle—a white minivan—was also involved in the fatal crash. It is believed that the driver of the Pontiac served to avoid hitting the minivan at Pacific Avenue and McFadden, which caused him to cross over into traffic on the opposite side of the road.
The driver of the Pontiac’s condition was not available, and he was transported to UCI Medical Center. His name has not yet been released.
The Orange County Register reported that, according to police, an elderly passenger in the SUV was taken to the hospital after the wreck, but the other three passengers in the vehicle declined treatment.
It is possible that the driver of the white minivan—which did not stay at the scene of the accident—was unaware of the crash, but police are still looking to interview anyone in the missing van, which witnesses say was definitely present at the time of the crash. Drugs and alcohol are not thought to be a factor in this collision, although police are still unsure whether speed was a contributor.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of Daniel Iglesias, as they struggle to cope with the loss of their loved one from such tragic circumstances. If anyone has any information on the driver of the white minivan, they are urged to contact the Santa Ana police immediately at 714-245-8665.