Pedestrian Struck, Killed Hit-and-run Crash at Vine and Mission in Fallbrook
FALLBROOK, Calif. (May 15, 2019) — A 71-year-old man was killed in a pedestrian versus car accident Wednesday at N. Vine Street and E. Mission Road.
The crash was reported at 5:10 a.m. when the vehicle struck the person in the middle of the roadway as he crossed E. Mission Road at Iowa Street. The driver of a late 1990s or early 2000s white Suburban or Yukon fled the scene of the collision without stopping to help the victim who was dragged for nearly a block underneath the vehicle. His body was found at Vine Street and Mission Road.
The California Highway Patrol reported the victim died of their injuries at the scene.
Meanwhile, the roadway reopened to traffic about 7:36 a.m. The crash remains under investigation by police as they attempt to piece together evidence and locate the suspect who fled.
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