VISTA, Calif. – A 17-year-old boy was killed in a hit-and-run crash Monday evening while crossing a street in Vista and the driver was later arrested.
The crash was reported at 7:17 p.m. in the area of North Santa Fe Avenue and East Drive, according to Yvan Rogers of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.
Witnesses told responding deputies that the boy was crossing North Santa Fe Avenue when he was struck by a dark-colored SUV. The boy was pronounced dead at the scene, Rogers said.
The 22-year-old driver of the SUV fled the scene but was later contacted and arrested, Rogers said.
"At this time, alcohol or drugs do not appear to be a factor in the collision," Rogers said.