FATAL TWO-VEHICLE COLLISION IN DOWNTOWN EL CAJON

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East County News Service
 
May 2, 2021 (El Cajon) — El Cajon Police Department seeks witnesses to a fatal crash that occurred yesterday morning around 7:29 a.m. at the intersection of East Main Street and Avocado Blvd.

The driver of a grey Volkswagen beetle was ejected onto the roadway and was unconscious when officers arrived. The officers and witnesses attempted CPR until heartland Fire personnel arrived. The victim was taken to a hospital and later pronounced dead.

 
A preliminary investigation found the Volkswagen ran a red light while traveling west on East Main Street and was struck by a burgundy Nissan traveling north on Avocado.  The Nissan, which had a green light, then struck a power box attached to a restaurant.
 
The Nissan driver was transported to a hospital with minor  injuries.
 
It is unknown at this time if drugs or alcohol were a factor in this collision & the investigation is on-going, according to a press release from ECPD.
 
El Cajon Police Dept. is asking anyone with information regarding this collision to call (619) 579-3311.
 

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