Fatal Oceanside Crash Myers Street, Surfrider Way; Boy 12, Killed

 Fatal Oceanside Crash Myers Street, Surfrider Way; Boy 12, Killed

Camp Pendleton Marine Arrested DUI, Manslaughter

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (July 6, 2023) — A 12-year-old boy died and four people were injured in an Oceanside crash on the Fourth of July at Myers Street and Surfrider Way.

Also, a Camp Pendleton Marine was arrested following the two-vehicle collision, NBC San Diego reports.

The two-vehicle crash occurred around 11 p.m. on July 4th, according to the Oceanside Police Department and The Coast News.

The alleged drunk driver, identified as Edward Minot Jr., 20, of Mill Spring, North Carolina, was driving a white Volkswagen Golf GTI. He reportedly led police on a high-speed pursuit before hitting a blue Nissan Altima occupied by two children and one adult. The 12-year-old child suffered fatal injuries at the scene, but the other child, 6, and the 27-year-old driver, were among four hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries after the crash.

Police Pursuit on North Myers Street

Authorities were alerted to a white Volkswagen Golf GTI hatchback with no lights on driving near Mission Avenue and Myers Street in Oceanside.

An Oceanside police officer attempted to pull over the motorist, but the suspect fled north on Myers Avenue and engaged in a high-speed pursuit.

The pursuit ended when the Volkswagen crashed broadside into the eastbound Nissan traveling on Surfrider Way, the report said.

Paramedics responded and rushed four people to trauma centers including two from the Nissan and two others from the Volkswagen. The 12-year-old boy has not been identified.

Meanwhile, police arrested Edward Minot Jr. on suspicion of driving under the influence and gross vehicular manslaughter, authorities said. He is a Marine with the 1st Maintenance Battalion at Camp Pendleton. Finally, the Oceanside Police Department is heading up the investigation.

Witnesses are asked to call Oceanside Police Department Traffic Collision Investigator David Paul at (760) 435-4431.

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Source: Oceanside police, NBC, The Coast News

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