12-Year-Old Boy Killed Following Two-Vehicle Crash near Myers Street

OCEANSIDE, CA (July 17, 2023) – Tuesday night, police arrested Edward Minot Jr. after a fatal two-car accident on Mission Avenue.

The incident occurred at around 11:00 p.m., July 4th near Myers Street, according to Oceanside Authorities.

As per reports, officers tried to stop a white Volkswagen GTI, but the driver fled north on Myers Street, colliding with a blue Nissan Altima and traveling east on Surfrider Way.

Tragically, a 12-year-old boy passenger of the Altima died in the collision. His name is withheld pending notification of kin.

Meanwhile, medics rushed other passengers in the Altima, a 27-year-old and a 6-year-old, who had non-life-threatening injuries. Two of the Volkswagen’s occupants sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Police eventually arrested Edward Minot Jr., a 20-year-old Marine, on suspicion of driving under the influence and gross vehicular manslaughter.

An active investigation is underway and witnesses are urged to call Oceanside Police Department Traffic Collision Investigator David Paul at (760) 435-4431.

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