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Escondido Police Department
Saturday October 14th, 2017 :: 02:45 a.m. PDT


Fatal Collision

DATE: 10/14/17 PHONE: (760) 839-4407

PREPARED BY: Lt. Mike Kearney
On October 13, 2017, at about 9:38 PM officers responded to a serious injury collision at the intersection of El Norte Parkway and Ash. Officers arrived just minutes later and discovered a two vehicle collision. The collision involved a 1997 Saturn and a 2017 Toyota Yaris. The driver of the Saturn suffered major injury and died at the scene. There were two occupants in the Toyota. Both occupants were transported to Palomar Hospital by Escondido Fire paramedics. Both were treated and later released with minor injuries.
Based on the witness statements and physical evidence at the scene it appears the Saturn was traveling east on El Norte Parkway at a high rate of speed. The driver lost control and crossed into west bound traffic lanes. The Toyota was traveling west on El Norte parkway being driven by a 23-year-old female. The two vehicles collided just west of the intersection. The driver of the Saturn has not been identified at this point.
Alcohol or drug impairment does not appear to be a factor in this collision. However, the investigation is ongoing and being conducted by Officer Mike Nelson of the Traffic Division. Witnesses are encouraged to call Officer Nelson at the above phone number.
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Escondido Police Department
1163 N. Centre City Parkway
Escondido, CA 92026

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 760-839-4722

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