Driver, Passenger Missing After Fatal Hit and Run

John Hancock

Escondido Police and Fire Departments are asking the public to help find and identify a driver and passenger of a vehicle that was involved in a fatal car accident early morning Sunday.

Police responded to a call of a vehicle that was on fire at Washington Avenue and Elmwood Street around 2:15 a.m., said Officer Scott Walters.

Flames engulfed the van after it and a black Lexus four-door sedan collided, said Walters. The occupant of the van sustained a fatal injury in the accident, Walter added.

The driver and passenger of the Lexus fled the foot on scene, leaving the vehicle and a third occupant, who was treated for injuries at a local hospital, according to a media release.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact Traffic Investigator Scott Walters at 760.839.4939.

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