Woman crossing street with 7-year-old boy fatally struck by car


ESCONDIDO, Calif. (CNS) – Police say a 45-year-old woman was walking across a street with a 7-year-old boy when they were hit by a car involved in a crash moments earlier, killing the woman.

The fatal crash occurred shortly after 12:30 p.m., when a red Nissan Titan pickup truck traveling westbound on Washington Avenue ran a red light and crashed into a blue Ford Fusion that was traveling northbound on Rose Street, according to Escondido police.

Following the impact, one of the vehicles veered out of control and struck the woman and boy, who were crossing Washington Avenue, Lt. Kevin Toth said.

Paramedics took the victims to Palomar Medical Center, where the woman was pronounced dead. The boy’s injuries were not considered life-threatening, Toth said.

The relationship between the woman and the boy, if any, was not immediately clear. No other injuries were reported and it was not immediately known if the pickup truck driver would face charges.

The crash was under investigation and anyone with information was asked to call Escondido Police Officer Stephen Braucht at 760-839-4482 or the department’s anonymous tip line at 760-743-8477.

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