Fatal hit and run
Police in Escondido are seeking the driver of a vehicle that
allegedly struck a pedestrian, who later died.
Escondido Police were notified at 6:45 a.m. Saturday of a male pedestrian who had
been struck by a vehicle in the area of 200 West 10th Avenue east of South
Escondido Boulevard, Escondido Police Lt. Neil Griffin said.
“Officers arrived and found a Hispanic male adult lying in the roadway
unconscious,” Griffin said. `
Griffin said the victim was immediately transported to Palomar Medical
Center where he later died from his injuries.
Police described the suspect vehicle as a dark-colored SUV, possibly a
1990's Isuzu Trooper.
The suspect vehicle was last observed heading eastbound on 10th Avenue,
Witnesses reported that the victim had been in the company of a female
adult prior to the collision, according to Griffin. “She was not present when
the officers arrived,” Griffin said.
Anyone with information on the incident is urged to call Escondido
Police Department Traffic Division at (760) 839-4960.