The Orange County Register reported recently that a pedestrian was killed in the Stanton area on the morning of Sunday, March 21, 2021 in a motor vehicle accident that was allegedly caused by a driver under the influence of intoxicants.
According to officials with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, the incident occurred between 1:20 a.m. and 1:40 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) on the morning of Sunday, March 21, 2021 in the neighborhood of Stanton, near 8901 Katella Avenue. A woman, identified by Orange County Coroner’s Office officials as a 31-year-old local resident, was crossing Katella Avenue outside of a crosswalk when an SUV headed westbound on Katella struck her on the Stanton side of the border, although her body was found outside Stanton in the unincorporated area around Anaheim and Stanton.
Responding agencies, including the Anaheim Police Department, Orange County Sheriff’s Office, and paramedics from Orange County Fire Rescue, found the victim dead at the scene of the accident when they arrived. The driver, who was not immediately identified by spokespeople for responding agencies, stayed at the scene and was reportedly cooperative with first responders; however, the initial investigation allegedly led responders to believe the driver was impaired and she was arrested on suspicion of DUI.