Driver killed during an accident in south Orange County was not an officer, police said Monday.
Authorities identified the driver as Taylor Taylor Anderson, who died Monday.
Police say she was not wearing a uniform or a badge and had no criminal history.
Anderson was killed when her vehicle struck a truck traveling north on Route 66, according to police.
“This is a tragedy, and we are going to get to the bottom of it,” Orange County Police Chief Eric Bledsoe said at a news conference.
Police said they were still searching for Anderson’s boyfriend, who was not in the car.
He was treated for minor injuries and released.
The driver was not on duty at the time of the accident, and officers have not said if he was wearing a badge.
Police say Anderson’s death was not a police-related matter.
Dental and auto insurance are among the options available for drivers who have died in an accident, Bledtsoe added.
The Orange County Register newspaper reported that Anderson was on her way to work when she was hit by a Ford Explorer.
She had been on leave from the police department for at least six months, police have said.
It’s unclear if Anderson had any insurance.
A funeral for Anderson is scheduled for Tuesday.
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