Mateo Salvador, 33, and Sofio Sotelo Torres, 51, killed when struck by underage driver at Mission Avenue and Ash Street in Escondido, California

Modified Date: 
Fri, 03/26/2021 - 7:39am
Accident Date: 
Friday, February 12, 2021

Two Men Killed in Escondido Crash Caused by 13-Year-Old Girl

Once officers detained the girls, they discovered the car had struck two men who appeared to have been homeless and were sleeping in the bushes, he said. One was pronounced dead at the scene and the other died at a hospital, Toth said.

Doorbell camera captures deadly crash involving 13-year-old driver

The footage from a neighbor’s Ring camera appears to show the moment two girls crashed an SUV near Mission Avenue and North Ash Street. 

13-year-old girl arrested weeks after crash killed men sleeping in bushes

The deadly crash happened Feb. 12 in Escondido. Authorities say the teen took the SUV without her mom’s permission in Vista, got pulled over for a traffic violation but sped away as an officer approached the car, losing control a few blocks later and slamming into the roadside planter.

People Involved: 
Mateo Salvador
Sofio Sotelo Torres

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