December 2, 2023
The wrecked Dodge Charger. Photograph by Gilberto Gonzalez/SoCal Information Outlet

A 60-year-old man was killed after his automobile was rear-ended by a dashing sports activities automobile pushed by a 17-year-old driver who was fleeing a police pursuit in Escondido, authorities stated Saturday.

In keeping with the Escondido Police Division, a white Dodge Charger practically collided head-on into officers after they responded to complaints a couple of celebration in a neighborhood north of Equipment Carson Park round 10:45 p.m. Friday.

A couple of minutes later, one other officer noticed the Charger touring at a excessive price of pace south on By way of Ranch Parkway towards Interstate 15. The officer tried to cease the automobile, but it surely ran a pink gentle and accelerated to greater than 100 mph moments earlier than the crash, which occurred on By way of Rancho Parkway close to Lomas Serenas Drive.

Police consider the teenager was leaving the celebration on the time of the crash.

The suspect fled on foot however officers took him into custody a brief distance away. He was arrested and brought to a hospital for therapy of minor accidents.

He faces expenses of vehicular murder, felony evading police and driving underneath the affect, police stated.

In keeping with police, extreme pace and alcohol have been elements within the crash.

Firefighters freed the sufferer from the wreckage and he was taken to a hospital, the place he was pronounced useless a short while later.

Officers are conducting an investigation into the celebration to determine the host and whether or not that particular person bears any felony culpability for offering alcohol to the 17-year-old suspect.

The crash is being investigated by Officer Adan Martinez and anybody with details about it was requested to contact him at 760-839-4465.