A man who was struck by a van while lying in the slow lane on the 55 Freeway in Santa Ana early Friday morning, May 5, died in the hospital on Saturday.
The Orange County Coroner’s Office on Sunday identified the man as 30-year-old Oscar Bonilla, of Tustin.
The crash occurred a little after 1:20 a.m. on the northbound
freeway, south of Edinger Avenue, said California Highway Patrol Officer Florentino Olivera.
Bonilla was transported by ambulance to Orange County Global Medical Center in Santa Ana.
The driver of the van remained at the scene and no citations were issued.
Officers are investigating why the man was in the freeway lane, Olivera said. It has not been determined if drugs or alcohol contributed to the incident.
Witnesses reported that Bonilla had been walking against traffic in the slow lane before lying down, Olivera said.
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