Teen Found Dead in Fallbrook Identified

San Diego County Sheriff's Deputies were called to East Fallbrook St. near Potter St. around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday

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    NBC 7's Matt Rascon reports from Fallbrook where there are questions raised about the death of a 17-year-old. (Published Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014)

    Officials have identified a Fallbrook teenager found dead in the middle of the road.

    San Diego County Sheriff's Deputies were called to East Fallbrook St. near Potter St. around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday when a driver reported striking a body that was already in the middle of the street.

    Teen Found Dead in Fallbrook Street

    [DGO] Teen Found Dead in Fallbrook Street
    NBC 7's Matt Rascon reports on a mysterious incident in Fallbrook where a 17-year-old may have been dead in the roadway before he was struck by an oncoming car. (Published Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014)

    The body was later identified as Alfonso Martinez, 17.

    The San Diego County Medical Examiner listed the cause of death as blunt force injuries of head and torso.

    What's still unclear is what killed Martinez.

    Investigators have said they don’t know why the teenager was in the roadway prior to the collision or how he got there.

    Deputies said they’re not sure if another vehicle may have struck the teenager and fled the scene.

    Anyone with information about this collision is asked to call the Oceanside CHP office at (760) 757-1675.