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UPDATE: Teen fatally injured on Fallbrook Street identified as Alfonso Martinez, 17
Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
Issue 31, Volume 18.
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the teen was lying in the westbound lane of Fallbrook Street (800 block) about 12:28 a.m. Tuesday morning when a 2004 Honda Civic driven by a 36-year-old Fallbrook man struck the boy.
CHP public information officer Jim Bettencourt said the driver of the vehicle immediately called 911 and stayed on the scene until law enforcement personnel arrived.
Officers said it was "unknown why the pedestrian was lying in the roadway prior to the collision and how he got there. It is still unclear if another vehicle struck the pedestrian prior to the Honda."
The boy was pronounced dead by responding paramedics.
The Medical Examiner said Martinez' body sustained blunt force injuries to the head and torso.
Authorities are still investigating the incident and anyone with information about this matter is asked to call the Oceanside CHP office at (760)757-1675 during normal business hours.
17-year-old Fallbrook boy lying in street hit by driver; cause of fatal injury being investigated
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has reported that a 17-year-old Fallbrook boy was hit by a driver shortly after midnight today while the youth was lying in a local street.
CHP public information officer Jim Bettencourt said the incident occurred about 12:28 a.m. in the westbound lane of East Fallbrook Street near Potter St.
"A 2004 Honda Civic driven by a 36-year-old male from Fallbrook struck the pedestrian as he was lying in the road and stayed on scene until law enforcement arrived," said Bettencourt. "At this time, it is unknown why the pedestrian was lying in the roadway prior to the collision and how he got there. It is still unclear if another vehicle struck the pedestrian prior to the Honda."
The boy was pronounced dead.
Bettencourt said it is also unknown if drugs or alcohol played a factor in this collision. It remains under investigation.
Anyone with information about this collision is asked to call the Oceanside CHP office at (760) 757-1675 during normal business hours.
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