17-Year-Old Arrested After Police Chase Ends in Fatal Crash Near Lomas Serenas Drive

ESCONDIDO, CA (June 20, 2023) – Friday night, a rear-end crash on Via Rancho Parkway claimed the life of a 60-year-old Encinitas man. Initially, officers reported a white Dodge Charger nearly colliding with their patrol vehicle around 10:50 p.m. after leaving a house party near Kit Carson Park. Another officer spotted the teen driver of the Charger speeding on Via Rancho Parkway toward Interstate 15. Subsequently, the Charger ran past a red light and rear-ended the elderly man’s vehicle near Lomas Serenas Drive. Responding firefighters extricated the man from his vehicle before transporting him to a local hospital. Unfortunately, the 60-year-old man died from his injuries a short while later. Meanwhile, authorities managed to arrest the 17-year-old suspect from Escondido after fleeing the scene on foot. He was arrested and transported to a local hospital for minor injuries. Furthermore, officials charged the teen with vehicular manslaughter, evading police, and felony DUI. Currently, the Escondido Police Department is investigating whether the party hosts were culpable for providing the teen suspect with alcohol. Officer Adan Martinez of the EPD is encouraging anyone with information about the incident to contact him at (760) 839-4465.
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