Woman killed in crash with Amazon delivery van in Orange County
The crash happened just before 7 p.m. Sunday at Interstate 5 and Mission Road in Santa Ana, according to Los Angeles police.
The van carrying the package, which was going from a UPS facility to a FedEx location in the 900 block of East Northland Drive, T-boned or collided with a 2005 Honda Civic driven by a 57-year-old woman, police said.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene in the Honda. The package on the ground was taken to the Santa Ana Police Department.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
The package was addressed to a “Mr. F.” It was found to bear a name and return address that did not match the woman in the van, police said. The names on the package were not determined, police said.
Police said the woman was on her way to visit the man with whom she is in a relationship and who is the grandson of a long-time employee at nearby FedEx.
Neither the van nor the Honda were carrying any company logos or advertisements.
Police said the Nissan was a rental car and the woman was driving it in Orange County for the first time.
The Nissan had a California license plate of C-M-R-F-Q. It was also reported stolen a few days earlier.
The victim and the driver of the Honda were not named in this week’s press release.
The Honda has been impounded by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, police said.
Police said the Honda will be assigned a new vehicle identification number and undergo a vehicle identification number check process to rule out any possible fraud or stolen-vehicle cases.
“We are not going to let these facts stop us,” said Officer Jose Solano, a Santa Ana police spokesman. “We will continue to enforce the law and we will continue to get the word out.”
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