A fatal hit and run accident claimed the life of a San Diego college student Wednesday night.
It happened in Carlsbad, at the intersections of Palomar Airport Road and Carlsbad Boulevard.
Police say the driver, a 17 year old girl, was allegedly drunk when she struck and killed 20-year-old Vinnie Zellefrow. The teenage driver fled the scene, but was found a mile south in a parking lot. She was driving a silver Chrysler Sedan and was arrested on accounts of vehicular man slaughter, felony hit and run, and felony drunk driving.
Zellefrow, a college student at Mira Costa, was reportedly skateboarding at the time of the hit and run accident.
Police say this was the San Diego’s sixth fatal hit and run accident this year.
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In light of a new study about the rise in deadly truck accidents comes news of a fatal San Diego hit and run pedestrian accident involving a box truck.
Police say 23-year-old Benjamin Ramirez of Escondido was walking along Bear Valley Parkway on his way home from work Monday, when he was struck and killed by the truck. The “U-Haul” style box truck allegedly slowed, but did not stop for Ramirez.
Ramirez was taken to Palomar Hospital but later died. The accident happened about a mile away from where Ramirez lived with his parents.
Oceanside CHP are still looking for the truck. They are asking anyone in the San Diego area to be on the look out for a white box truck with front-end damage that may make a loud rattling sound.
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