Unidentified Victim Fatally Struck in Deadly Collision near Emerald Drive

VISTA, CA (April 5, 2022) – Early Saturday morning, one victim was pronounced dead after a car accident on State Route 78.

The incident happened around 3:00 a.m., on State Route 78 near the Emerald Drive onramp.

At this time, the events that led to the accident remain unknown. However, crews pronounced one person dead.  It is unknown if the victim died on the spot or at a local hospital.

California Highway Patrol also withheld the name of the deceased until their next of kin is notified.

No further details regarding the crash are public as of the moment. However, more information will be provided once made available. An active investigation is still currently in progress.

Vista officials urge anyone who witnessed the crash to reach their local offices as soon as possible.


The team at Sweet James offers their warm and sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of the deceased victim. May the memories of your loved one give you strength in the days ahead.


The sudden loss of a loved one is an extremely difficult time for the surviving family. At Sweet James, they are here to provide you with unmatched legal representation during this trying time. Rest assured, you have an enthusiastic attorney on your side. They will fight to hold the responsible party accountable and help you receive compensation to pay for the high costs of the medical, funeral, and legal expenses. Call their office today at (800) 975-3435. Need help after hours? Reach out to them by online chat, email, or text message. Click here to request a police report.

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