Two children and two adults were killed Tuesday night when they were hit by a car in Escondido, police confirmed.
The crash was reported on San Pasqual Valley Road at around 8:30 p.m., according to Escondido Police Department Lt. Scott Walters.
A man, woman, and two boys were walking when they were hit by a northbound vehicle, Walters said. The 33-year-old and 11-year-old male victims died at the scene and a 50-year-old woman and 10-year-old boy died of their injuries at Palomar Medical Center, authorities said.
One of the witnesses said she works as a lifeguard and tried to give CPR to the female victim.
“I should have just gone to the other kid but the thing is, even when I talked to law enforcement they said that it wouldn’t have made a difference because the other injuries were too big," Tiffany Shields told NBC 7.
The driver was identified as a 28-year-old woman who lived in Escondido. She was transported to the hospital with moderate injuries and was not arrested.
Norma Espinoza told NBC 7 it was her mother, stepfather and two sons were killed in the crash. The family was out for an evening stroll when they were struck. She has set up a GoFundMe page to help with funeral expenses.
Drugs or alcohol are not factors in the crash at this point, Walters said. Two witnesses said the driver smelled of alcohol and indicated she may have been on her phone at the time of the accident.
It is unknown if speed was a factor, according to Walters.
Walters said it was unknown if the victims were in a crosswalk, on the sidewalk, or somewhere else, but witnesses told NBC 7 the pedestrians were walking northbound on the sidewalk and were hit from behind.
Walters could not confirm if the victims were related.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone who witnessed the crash is highly encouraged to contact Escondido Police Officer Nelson at 760-839-4407.