Fatal Hit And Run Suspect In Custody

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07/04/11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Officer S. Walters, 760.839.4939

On 07/03/11, at about 1930 hrs., Traffic Officers from the Escondido Police Department, arrested hit and run suspect, 20 year old, Juan Carlos Carrillo of Escondido. Carrillo was the driver of the 1995 Lexus ES300 that collided with a 1993 Dodge Caravan in the area of 700 East Washington Ave, on 7/03/11 at about 0215 in the morning.

The driver of the Caravan was 18-year-old, Escondido resident, Miguel Angel Rojas. Rojas died as a result of the accident. 

According to witnesses and physical evidence, it appears that Carrillo was traveling eastbound on Washington Ave when Rojas made a left turn in front of Carrillo. Carrillo and his two passengers ran from the scene of the accident.

Carrillo was booked into jail and is being charged with Felony hit and run and driving without a license. 

The cause of the accident is still under investigation at this time. 

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Traffic Investigator Scott Walters at 760.839.4939. 

Press inquires contact Lt. Carter at 760-839-4487