32-Year-Old Oceanside Woman Killed in DUI Pedestrian Collision near North Ash Street
ESCONDIDO, CA (June 3, 2018) – A woman was killed early Sunday morning after she was struck by a suspected drunken driver while walking across the street with her boyfriend. The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office later identified the victim as 32-year-old Esmeralda Eusebio Guerrero, a resident of Oceanside.
According to the Escondido Police, the collision happened at 12:40 AM in the 1000 block of East Washington Avenue near North Ash Street.
A Ford pickup was heading west on East Washington Avenue when it approached Eusebio Guerrero and his boyfriend as they were crossing the street. The driver attempted to avoid Eusebio Guerrero’s boyfriend but instead struck her.
She was rushed to the Palomar Medical Center with multiple internal injuries, head injuries, and two broken femurs. Doctors and paramedics attempted to revive Eusebio Guerrero with advanced life support measures, but she succumbed to her injuries approximately five hours after the collision.
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On Tuesday morning, the Ford driver, 32-year-old Joel Francisco Juan, was put behind bars in lieu of a $500,000 bail. He was arrested on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter and two counts of felony driving under the influence.
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Esmeralda Eusebio Guerrero. She leaves behind her 10-year-old daughter. Her family shared that she was the youngest of five siblings. We wish them courage and comfort during this trying time. May she rest in peace.
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