Steve Ambriz, Orange Councilman, R.I.P.

Steve Ambriz was buried today.

Steve, a Orange City Councilman since 2002, was driving on Santiago Canyon Road in Orange Park Acres last Thursday when he was struck head-on by a truck that had crossed onto his side of the street (see OC Register and LA Times stories). The driver of the truck has been arrested suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs.

I didn’t know Steve so I won’t attempt to eulogize — others have done a good job of that already (see the websites for the City of Orange and the County of Orange Health Care Agency as well as the OC Blog). Steve is survived by his wife Bridget and 3-year-old daughter Kaitlyn. Donations to the Kaitlyn Ambriz Scholarship Fund at 1940 N. Tustin Ave., Suite 103, Orange, 92865 — for more information, call (714) 744-6574, mailbox 2.

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