Sofio Torres Killed in Escondido Car Accident near Mission Avenue and Ash Street


Sofio Torres Among 2 Killed in Escondido Crash on Mission Avenue and Ash Street

Sofio Torres Among 2 Killed in Escondido Crash on Mission Avenue and Ash Street

Escondido California – One of the two men who were killed in an Escondido crash on Mission Avenue and Ash Street late Friday night has been identified as Sofio Sotelo Torres, 51, according to the Escondido police.

A 13-year-old girl driving her mother’s Ford Explorer fled from the authorities who tried to stop her for a traffic violation near Mission Avenue and Gamble Street.

She attempted to make a left turn from Mission onto Ash and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle drifted off the side and collided with Torres and Mateo Salvador, 33, who were sleeping in the bushes.

The incident was reported at around 11:20 p.m. February 12

Police said one of the victims was pronounced deceased at the scene while the second was taken to a hospital, where he also succumbed to his injuries.

The driver and her juvenile passenger fled the scene after the accident but were apprehended shortly after.

The girls were later handed over to their parents.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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