A 14-year-old boy was fatally injured in a hit-and-run accident in Escondido while walking in a crosswalk, police said Sunday.
The Escondido Police Department received a 911 call at 9:27 p.m. Saturday reporting a collision involving a pedestrian at the intersection of Bear Valley Parkway and Grand Avenue, Lt. Scott Walters said.
Police arrived within minutes and discovered 14-year-old Anthony Lopez lying in the roadway, the lieutenant said. The vehicle had fled the scene.
Officers immediately began CPR until the Escondido Fire Department arrived, Walters said. Paramedics rushed the boy to Palomar Medical Center where he later died from injuries sustained in the collision.
"Investigators determined the boy had been crossing east in the crosswalk of Bear Valley Parkway at Grand Avenue and was struck by a vehicle which had been traveling north on Bear Valley Parkway," Walters said.
Investigators made an arrest Sunday, booking 70-year-old Escondido resident Jon Edwin Kiesel into the Vista Detention facility for hit and run, Escondido police said.
Preliminary investigations concluded that Lopez was crossing east in the crosswalk of Bear Valley Parkway and Grand Avenue against a "no walk" sign and was hit by a car going north on a green light on Bear Valley Parkway.
The primary investigator of the collision is Officer Paul Smyth, and anyone with information about the incident was asked to call him at 760-839- 4423.
Anyone with information may submit an anonymous tip at 760-743-TIPS (8477) or via police.escondido.org.