FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Officer S. Walters, 760.839.4939
This morning at about 2:15 AM, the Escondido Police and Fire Departments responded to a call of a traffic accident at Washington Avenue and Elmwood Street with a fully involved vehicle fire. A black Lexus four door sedan ES 300 and a Dodge mini van collided, causing the van to become engulfed by flames. An occupant of the van sustained a fatal injury. The driver and passengers of the Lexus fled on foot, leaving the sedan at the scene. One occupant of the Lexus was being treated for injuries at a local hospital. Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Traffic Investigator Scott Walters at 760.839.4939. We are seeking help with the identification of the occupants of the Lexus and any other pertinent information about this tragedy.
Submitted by: Lt. Albergo