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2 More Accidents Near Hit and Run Crash Site

The area where Carlos Salas, 20, was killed on Friday has become a busy area where people are gathered, according to authorities.

Authorities report two more accidents occurred on Monday afternoon near the crash site at Marina Hills and Golden Lantern, where Carlos Salas was killed.

An alleged hit and run driver in a 1998 black Nissan Maxima is said to have possibly hit and dragged Salas around 3:48 a.m., according to police.

Gail Krause, spokesperson for Orange County Sheriff's Department, said police are still searching for the driver of the car found about one quarter of a mile from the scene.

Salas later died of injuries at a local hospital, according to authorities. There was a skateboard found near the scene. 

On Monday, at 2 p.m. a car ran a red light and crashed into an OCTA bus that holds seats for 16 passengers. 

"A driver struck the rear tire of the bus, there were no passengers in the bus," said Gail Krause, spokesperson for the Orange County Sheriff's Department. "The car was headed eastbound on Marina Hills, and was possibly distracted by what has become a busy area."

The other incident happened shortly after 4 p.m., when a woman stepped off the curb during a "no walk" time into the crosswalk, Krause said.

"She had minor injuries to her face and was transported to a local hospital," Krause said. "Again, someone might have been distracted because of the activity in the area and people aren't paying attention."

While safety is an issue Krause said, and deputies are patrolling the area, she said it is up to the city to decide when the vigil must end.

"It is up to the council to decide what they want to do," she said. "We have had several call-outs the area in the past few days."

Stefanie Fryover September 13, 2012 at 06:40 AM
I'm so sad that a young life was taken. How someone can hit a person and not stop is beyond me. I hope they are caught and brought to justice for their crime. My heart goes out to those left behind. This young man was obviously loved.
La la September 13, 2012 at 05:29 PM
yes it is. i'm a smart, intelligent young woman going places. I'm a sophomore at a 4 year university with a 4.0 . This has nothing to do with intelligence. You're heartless and fake. I'm just pointing that out. seriously. keep your damn money.
La la September 13, 2012 at 05:30 PM
HAHAHAH thanks tony you rock.
Taylor September 15, 2012 at 02:40 PM
it is horrible that the boys life was taken it was my bbfs brother and i love her like sister and to loose anyone in the first place is super sad i cryed and prayed for 3 days and i didnt even know him so why dont all of u shut up and think would god want me kicking people off the corner cause that were there friend,brother, boyfriend died no that horrible so get a heart and pray everyday for that family.
Taylor <3 September 15, 2012 at 02:42 PM
it is horrible that the boys life was taken it was my bbfs brother and i love her like sister and to loose anyone in the first place is super sad i cryed and prayed for 3 days and i didnt even know him so why dont all of u shut up and think would god want me kicking people off the corner cause that were there friend,brother, boyfriend died no that horrible so get a heart and pray everyday for that family.

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