December 6, 2023
The wreckage of the Volkswagen Golf concerned within the crash. Photograph by Gilberto Gonzalez/SoCal Information Outlet

A 20-year-old man from North Carolina was arrested on suspicion of driving underneath the affect and gross vehicular manslaughter within the demise of a 12-year-old boy after a crash in Oceanside that additionally despatched 4 folks to trauma facilities, police mentioned Thursday.

The collision occurred round 11 p.m. Tuesday after an Oceanside Police Division officer was alerted to a white Volkswagen Golf GTI hatchback close to Mission Avenue and Myers Avenue touring with no lights on, in keeping with Sgt. Clint Bussey of the OPD.

“The officer tried to impact a site visitors cease northbound on Myers Avenue simply south of Pier View Manner,” Bussey mentioned. “The motive force did not yield and instantly sped north on Myers Avenue at a excessive price of velocity.”

About 30 seconds later, the suspect’s car broadsided a blue Nissan Altima touring east on Surfrider Manner, the sergeant mentioned. An officer arrived close to Surfrider Manner and North Myers Avenue shortly after the collision.

One of many Altima passengers, a 12-year-old boy, was killed within the collision, Bussey mentioned. The boy’s identify was withheld pending notification of subsequent of kin.

The opposite occupants of the Altima, a 27-year-old driver and a 6-year- previous passenger, suffered non-life-threatening accidents.

The 2 occupants of the Volkswagen suffered non-life-threatening accidents.

Alcohol and velocity had been thought-about to be components within the collision, Bussey mentioned.

The motive force of the Volkswagen, Edward Minot Jr. of Mill Spring, N.C., was arrested at a trauma middle.

Anybody with details about the collision was requested to name OPD Visitors Collision Investigator David Paul at 760-435-4431.