Family of 4 Pronounced Dead after Auto Collision on San Pasqual Valley Road in Escondido
ESCONDIDO, CA (May 7, 2020) – On Tuesday evening, Carmela Camacho and Abel Valdez died in a pedestrian accident along with two of their grandchildren on San Pasqual Valley Road.
Escondido Police first received reports of the accident around 8:30 p.m., on San Pasqual Valley Road.
A northbound car struck Carmela Camacho, Abel Valdez, and their grandkids Yovanny and Emmanuel, as they walked along the road.
Both Abel Valdez, 33, and Emmanuel Rivas, 11, died at the crash scene.
Medics then transported 50-year-old Carmela Camacho and a 10-year-old Yovanny Felix to Palomar Medical Center for further treatment. However, they were both later pronounced dead at the hospital.
Meanwhile, authorities identified the driver as a 28-year-old female resident of Escondido. Responders took her to the hospital with moderate injuries. The police did not arrest her.
The Family’s GoFundMe
A woman named Norma Espinoza claimed that the victims were her mother, stepfather, and two sons.
According to her, the four were having an evening stroll when the crash occurred. Espinoza set up a GoFundMe account to gather funds for the funeral expenses.
Moreover, Walters said that intoxication did not play a role in the crash. However, two witnesses noted that the driver smelled of alcohol and may have been on her phone at the time of the impact.
Escondido Police also have not determined whether the family used a crosswalk at the time of the collision. However, witnesses say the victims were strolling north on the sidewalk and were struck from behind.
The crash remains under investigation and the authorities are urging witnesses to call Escondido Police Officer Nelson at 760-839-4407.
Our law firm would like to send its sincere sympathies to the loved ones of Carmela Camacho and Abel Valdez, as those that knew and loved their grandchildren. Our hearts go out to all those affected, especially Norma Espinoza.
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