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Speed a Possible Factor in Fatal Crash

Escondido CA— Last night, March 26, 2015 at about 10:10 pm, officers from the Escondido Police Department were dispatched to the area of Via Rancho Pkwy and Camino del Postigo regarding an injury collision involving a solo vehicle. Officers arrived on scene and found a silver Nissan 350Z had struck a concrete retaining wall and flipped onto its roof.

Preliminary investigation indicates the driver, 33-year-old Eric Robert Anderson of Escondido, was driving westbound on Via Rancho Pkwy from the area of I-15 at a high rate of speed. It appears Anderson lost control of the vehicle and hit the retaining wall while in a sideways uncontrolled skid, with the impact causing the car to flip onto the roof.

The resulting impact caused Anderson to sustained significant injuries to his head. Anderson was transported to Palomar Hospital by Escondido Fire Medics where he was later pronounced deceased by ER staff. There were no passengers in his car, and alcohol is not believed to be a factor at this time.

The traffic investigation is ongoing at this time and is being conducted by Officer Stephen Braucht of the Traffic Division. Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call Officer Braucht at (760) 839-4482.

To report any suspicious activities in your neighborhood, you may contact the Police Department directly, or you may make an unidentified call on our Anonymous Tip Line at 760-743-TIPS (8477) or via our Web site at police.escondido.org.

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