SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA — A 20-year-old man died late Wednesday after a single-vehicle collision that seriously hurt three others near Escondido’s Felicita area, reports ABC10 News.
The accident happened on Valley Parkway just south of Claudan Road at approximately 11:43 p.m.
An investigation indicates a 17-year-old boy was behind the wheel of a 2000 Honda Prelude when, for unknown reasons, he swerved to the right, causing the car to run off the road. The Honda then struck a raised curb, a light pole, and a tree before coming to a stop.
A 20-year-old man, who was a passenger in the Honda, died from his injuries at the scene.
The driver and two other teenage passengers were transported to Palomar Medical Center with major injuries.
Another teenage passenger also suffered major injuries and was rushed to Sharp Memorial Hospital.
California Highway Patrol do not believe impairment contributed to the accident.
All southbound lanes of Valley Parkway were closed in the area and later reopened around 2:30 a.m.
An investigation remained underway as of Thursday evening.
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