2 Die in Escondido Car Accident at Mission Avenue
ESCONDIDO, CA (February 15, 2021) — Two men were killed in an accident at Mission Avenue and Ash Street during a police chase Friday night.
According to authorities, the incident happened around 11:20 p.m. For traffic violation reasons, a police officer attempted to stop an SUV near Mission Avenue and Gamble Street.
However, the SUV driver failed to comply and led officers on a half-mile chase. As the SUV traveled east on Mission Avenue, its driver reportedly attempted a left turn onto Ash Street. Subsequently, the driver lost control and the vehicle slid into a planter on the east side of the road.
Officers exited their vehicles and determined that the SUV struck two homeless men sleeping in the bushes. Unfortunately, one man died at the scene, and the other died at a hospital.
Following the crash, officers arrested the driver, who they learned was a 13-year-old girl. Additionally, police arrested her juvenile passenger. In the investigation, police learned that she had taken her mom’s SUV without her understanding.
At this time, the identities of the men have not been released. Although, anyone who has more information on this accident should contact the Escondido Police Department.
We would like to express our heartfelt sympathies to the families and friends of the victims.
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