A motorcyclist was killed early Thursday when he was struck by a Ford Thunderbird whose driver may have been intoxicated and tried to flee the scene, police said.
The 51-year-old victim's name was not released immediately because relatives had not been notified. Santa Ana police Sgt. Baltazar De La Riva said the man, who was wearing a helmet, was riding a Honda Gold Wing motorcycle north on Harbor Boulevard at 12:45 a.m. when he was broadsided at Warner Avenue by the car. He was thrown about 40 feet into the air and pronounced dead at the scene, police said.