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2 Seriously Injured in Hit and Run Following Street Fight in Santee

Two women were seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash that followed a street fight in Santee, deputies say.

San Diego County Sheriff’s deputies say the women were hit on the 10230 block of Molino Road just after 8 p.m.

Witness Mike Sanchez told NBC 7 two men were involved in a street fight with his teenage neighbor right in front of his house.

Sanchez and another man who was across the street with two women ran to try and break up the fight.

After successfully halting the fisticuffs, two men involved in the fight got into a dark-colored sedan, possibly a late model Honda Civic, and drove off.

That’s when they hit the two women and continued driving, the Sanchez said.

"They came out, the two women are over there are innocent, watching what's going on," Sanches described. "The car hits them, both of them. Dumped them in the street -- 'Pow, pow.' I'm trying to help the ladies because I thought they were going to die."

Deputies later confirmed the witness’s report but said there were three people in the suspect vehicle.

Deputies said one of the men inside the vehicle later called the sheriff's department to turn himself in and provide investigators with the vehicle.

He was described as a 16-year-old male who was booked into Juvenile Hall for felony hit and run, deputies said. 

There were two 18-year-old males in the vehicle at the time of the crash, deputies said. They have not been identified or taken into custody.

Officials described the vehicle as a "newer model Honda type vehicle."

NBC 7 learned that deputies were investigating a car with a similar description found parked at a church nearby on Magnolia Street. 

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