Fatal Collision - Washington Av at Grape St


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                      CONTACT: Officer Tom Venable

DATE: January 21, 2020                                                                                             PHONE: (760) 839-4483


PREPARED BY: Lt. Scott Walters


On January 20, 2020 at 6:30 PM, Escondido Police and Escondido Fire responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian collision on Washington Avenue at Grape Street.


Officers arrived on scene within minutes to find a 49-year-old male pedestrian unconscious in the roadway. It was determined the pedestrian was crossing north on Washington Avenue at Grape Street when he was struck by a 2007 Kia Spectra which was eastbound on Washington Avenue. The driver of the Kia, a 49-year-old Escondido resident, was not injured in the collision. The pedestrian was transported to Palomar Medical Center where he later died from injuries sustained in the collision.


The cause of this collision is under investigation by Officer Tom Venable of the Escondido Police Department Traffic Division. Anyone who may have witnessed this collision is encouraged to contact Officer Venable at (760) 839-4483.