Fatal Crash Valley Center Road; Fernando Porras Abrego Arrested

 Fatal Crash Valley Center Road; Fernando Porras Abrego Arrested

Man, 19, Killed; Driver, 34, Arrested on DUI Charges

VALLEY CENTER, Calif. (April 22, 2024) — A 19-year-old man died in a crash on Valley Center Road and West Tribal Road Friday night involving a suspected DUI driver in North County.

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported to a two-vehicle accident just before 8:20 p.m. on Friday, April 19th at the Valley Center intersection, Fox 5 San Diego reports.

The young Valley Center man was reportedly driving a white Toyota Camry eastbound on West Tribal Road when his vehicle collided with a 34-year-old Ranchita man’s white Ford Expedition. The Ford was heading southbound on Valley Center Road when the two vehicles collided.

Paramedics responded to the crash scene, but unfortunately the 19-year-old driver from the Toyota died at the scene.

Meanwhile, the other driver in the Ford, identified as Fernando Porras Abrego, was not injured, police said.

Police suspected the driver from the Ford was drunk and arrested him on DUI charges. He was booked into the Vista Detention Facility.

The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office will eventually release the name of the man who died.

Finally, anyone who witnessed the crash on Valley Center Road may call the Oceanside Area CHP office at 760-643-3400.

Johnson Attorneys Group does not represent any of the parties mentioned above. Furthermore, Johnson Attorneys Group hopes this news information is timely and helpful. Additionally, if you would like to contribute any information, add a GoFundMe page or have legal questions, please call 1-(855) 703-4186 as soon as possible. Our personal injury law firm is a proud, longtime supporter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

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