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Disabled man dies after O.C. hit-and-run

November 10, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
A driver who hit a disabled man in Santa Ana will be facing vehicular manslaughter charges now that the victim has died. Police said Fred Dole had helped a neighbor put up lights on Halloween at his home near Wellington Avenue and Lacy Street. Dole decided to get a better look at their work, so he wheeled himself across the street when a van slammed into him.

Witnesses said the driver stopped briefly and then took off.

Dole was severly injured and taken to a nearby hospital. The 62-year-old never regained consciousness and died this past weekend.

Charges have now been upgraded to vehicular manslaughter.

Anyone with information should call Santa Ana police at (714) 245-8214.