Matthew Solorzano Fatally Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver on 405 Freeway [Santa Ana, CA]

Matthew Solorzano Fatally Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver on 405 Freeway [Santa Ana, CA]

Matthew Solorzano Fatally Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver on 405 Freeway [Irvine, CA]
Matthew Solorzano Fatally Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver on 405 Freeway [Santa Ana, CA]

Hit-and-Run Crash near John Wayne Airport Left 33-Year-Old Man Dead

SANTA ANA, CA (January 10, 2023) – Tuesday evening, a hit-and-run crash on 405 Freeway claimed the life of Matthew Solorzano

The incident happened on January 3rd, just after 7:30 p.m., in the northbound lanes of 405 near John Wayne Airport. 

According to reports, a Solorzano attempted to cross southbound lanes by climbing over the concrete driver wall. There, an unknown vehicle hit him. The vehicle then continued onto the HOV northbound lanes. The involved driver did not stop to render aid to the victim and fled the scene. 

First responders arrived shortly after and medical personnel pronounced 33-year-old Matthew Solorzano dead at the scene. Meanwhile, California Highway Patrol three lanes of 405 between McArthur Boulevard and the 55 Freeway for cleanup and preliminary duties.  

At this time, further investigation is underway. Those with additional information about the hit-and-run suspect are encouraged to contact the California Highway Patrol Santa Ana station at (714) 567-6000. 


The team at Sweet James sends our sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Matthew Solorzano. May the memories of him give you strength and comfort in the difficult days ahead.


Losing someone in a hit-and-run crash is always a traumatic experience for the surviving family. At Sweet James, we understand that the death of a loved one can leave a lasting impact on your emotional and financial well-being, and we are here to help. Our wrongful death attorneys understand that legal issues impose challenges on those involved. Let us help you through the legal process so that you can focus on the welfare of your family. Call us today at (800) 975-3435 to arrange a free and confidential case evaluation.


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