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Santa Ana : Van Driver Held in Motorcyclist’s Death

A Santa Ana man has been arrested on suspicion of felony vehicular manslaughter in connection with a fatal collision involving a young motorcyclist, authorities said Monday.

The motorcyclist, Eddie J. Flores, 21, also of Santa Ana, was struck and killed in the intersection of Edinger Avenue and Greenville Street at 10 p.m. Sunday by a van making a left-hand turn, Police Sgt. Jay McDonald said.

The driver of the 1972 Dodge van, identified as Robert S. Perez, 52, of Santa Ana, was being held in the Orange County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail, McDonald said.

According to McDonald, Flores was riding east on Edinger when the westbound van turned onto Greenville and collided with his motorcycle, killing him instantly.

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