Update May 18, 2018: Sajjad Hameed Ismael, 20, driver of 2001 Toyota, has been charged with felony hit and run causing death/injury, vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, reckless driving, and driving with a suspended license. He was also booked on outstanding warrants.
East County Wildfire and Emergency Alerts
May 17, 2018 (San Diego) -- Four lanes of Interstate 8 West at Waring Road in the College area are expected to remain closed this evening for investigation and clean-up following a fatality crash. The multi-vehicle collision that occurred this afternoon killed a passenger in a Toyota Avalon and has prompted a SIG Alert.
According to the Cailfornia Highway Patrol, the Avalon driver struck a slow-moving vehicle and veered onto a hill, struck several trees and then rolled back down onto the freeway.
Two people were transported to hospitals with injuries including a passenger in the Avalon and an occupant of the vehicle that it struck.
The driver of the Avalon fled the scene on foot and was taken into custody soon after, according to the Cailfornia Highway Patrol.