[04-27-2024] San Diego County, CA – 13-Year-Old Boy Killed, Three Others Hospitalized After DUI Two-Vehicle Collision in Escondido

Published April 29, 2024

[04-27-2024] 13-Year-Old Boy Killed, Three Others Hospitalized After DUI Two-Vehicle Collision in EscondidoA 13-year-old boy was killed, while three others were injured after a DUI two-vehicle collision in Escondido on Saturday night, April 27, 2024.

According to the Escondido Police Department, the fatal crash happened at around 10:00 p.m. at the intersection of North Broadway and Country Club Lane.

Upon arrival, responding officers quickly administered medical assistance to the injured people at the scene before transporting three of them to nearby hospitals. An adult male was taken to Sharp Memorial Hospital, an adult female was transported to Scripps La Jolla Hospital, and a boy was rushed to Palomar Medical Center.

The 13-year-old boy suffered critical injuries as a result of the incident. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. Meanwhile, the current conditions of the other two hospitalized victims were not available at this time.

EPD stated that alcohol was a contributing factor in the deadly collision. One of the drivers involved, later identified as 20-year-old Alexander O., was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI and gross vehicular manslaughter. He, too, was injured and was transported to Tri-City Hospital for medical release. 

The deceased child was a passenger inside Alexander O.’s vehicle. The DUI driver is set to be booked into Vista jail on the charges mentioned above.

No additional information was immediately available. Investigations are ongoing.

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