Driver Fleeing from Accident Fatally Hits Pedestrian near Douglas Drive
OCEANSIDE, CA (December 18, 2019) – The authorities confirmed that a hit-and-run driver struck and killed a pedestrian, identified as Tran Thanhminh on Mission Avenue on Wednesday night.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the incident happened near Douglas Drive at approximately 10:15 PM.
Reports showed that Wesley Stuart was driving a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado on Mission Avenue at a high speed when he ran a red light and collided with a Ford F-150 pickup. He then backed up and later on struck a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
27-year-old Thanhminh was dragged about 150 feet down the street and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Stuart fled on foot, along with a passenger. He was later arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter, misdemeanor hit-and-run and felony driving under the influence.
Sweet Lawyers is sending sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Tran Thanhminh.
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