Teen's Body Found in Middle of Fallbrook Street

The San Diego County Medical Examiner will look into how long the teenager was dead before he was discovered

What killed a Fallbrook teenager found dead in the middle of the road? That’s the question facing investigators with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies were called to East Fallbrook St. near Potter St. around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday.

A man told deputies that he was traveling westbound along East Fallbrook when he struck a body in the middle of the lane.

The driver called 911 immediately and stayed until deputies finished their investigation.

The victim has been identified only as a 17-year-old.

Investigators 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.

The section of road is dark and runs through a residential area with one lane in either direction.

There is a sidewalk along the road, but people who walk along this section of roadway say that in the dark and without a crosswalk it can be dangerous.

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.

“My heart goes out to the child that got hurt or killed,” said Tom Zielinski. I travel with a flashlight and every time I see lights behind me or in front of me, I move to the side.”

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

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