Vista CA— Last night, November 27, 2017 at approximately 7:17pm, Vista Traffic units received a radio call of a serious injury vehicle vs pedestrian collision at N. Santa Fe Avenue and E. East Drive, in the city of Vista.
Based on witness statements and physical evidence, the preliminary investigation indicated that a 17-year-old male juvenile was crossing N. Santa Fe Avenue and was struck by a dark colored SUV. The 17-year-old male was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the SUV, a 22-year-old male adult, fled the scene but was later contacted and arrested by San Marcos deputies in the vehicle.
Sheriff’s Traffic Accident and Reconstruction (S.T.A.R.) Team members were notified and responded to the collision scene.
At this time, alcohol or drugs does not appear to be a factor in the collision. The identities of the driver and the victim have been withheld at this time.
The investigation is ongoing and being conducted by the Vista Traffic Division and the S.T.A.R. Team.
If anyone has any information regarding this collision, please contact the San Diego Sheriff’s Department’s Communication Center at (858) 565-5200.