Two men killed by 13-year-old in crash identified
SAN DIEGO, CA – The two men who were killed by a young teenager driving her mother’s car in Escondido on Friday night have been identified.
According to Fox News San Diego, the victims were 33-year-old Mateo Salvador and 51-year-old Sofio Sotelo Torres. They were killed by a 13-year-old driver who had taken her mother’s Ford Expedition without permission. The crash happened at the intersection of Mission Avenue and Ash Street at about 11:15 p.m.
Authorities had attempted to stop the SUV after observing a motor vehicle violation but the driver did not stop and instead sped off before losing control at the crash scene. The vehicle went into some bushes and struck the two men who were sleeping there.
The men had been living as transients before the crash took their life. Police have not been able to notify their families.
The crash remains under investigation and it unclear what charges the teenager may face.
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