Publish Date: 2023/06/15
According to the Coronado Police Department, the wreck occurred at a toll plaza off of Orange Avenue, at about 5:20 p.m.
Officials said the victim, Navy Sailor Eddie Foster, had his sedan stolen by two teenagers, both aged 18. Witnesses said they observed the victim on the hood of the vehicle, trying to stop the carjackers, when the sedan crashed into a concrete toll structure.
The victim, who was found lying in the next lane over, suffered life-threatening injuries. He was rushed to an area hospital where he has since been on life support. Officials said he is not expected to make a recovery.
The driver of the stolen car, 18-year-old Ricardo Gongora, faces multiple charges, including DUI and attempted murder. He appeared in court for an arraignment hearing Wednesday, June 14.
It was unclear whether or not the passenger in the stolen car is expected to be charged.
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