A 39-year-old woman and her 9-year-old son were killed in a three-vehicle collision in Escondido Thursday.
Escondido police officers responded at 4:43 p.m. to the 400 block of East Washington Avenue, where a Toyota Yaris, Toyota Camry and a Chrysler 300 had been involved in a series of collisions with serious injuries, Escondido Police Department Lt. Mike Kearney said.
Paramedics took lifesaving measures on the woman and the boy before they were taken to Palomar Memorial Hospital, where they died from their injuries, Kearney said.
Investigators, citing witnesses and physical evidence, said the Yaris was attempting to turn left headed east on East Washington Avenue from a driveway when it collided with the Chrysler, which was headed west on the same street, Kearney said.
The Chrysler, which held two occupants, subsequently crashed into the Camry, Kearney said.
Both occupants of the Chrysler complained of pain, Officer Stephen Braucht told City News Service, while the driver of the Camry, which held no passengers, suffered no injuries.
Neighbors and family confirm the mother and son who died in the crash are 39-year-old Enedina Dominguez and Alex Dominguez. Juvencia Guerrero was with them moments before the crash. She told 10News Enedina had been dropping Alex off at the Boy’s and Girl’s Club at the CobbleStone Village for two weeks. Dominguez was picking up her son, on her way home.
Police confirmed Thursday, Dominguez was trying to make a left on Washington Avenue when she was hit by a Chrysler 300 going the opposite direction. Octavio Olvera saw the crash. “It’s really sad, the way I saw that,” said Olvera. “I see those bodies inside those cars.”
Olvera drove down to visit family. He donated money to the family Friday. Olvera explained in these situations, many families are caught off guard and aren’t economically prepared. “I don't feel like, just leaving back to LA and doing nothing for that family.”
It was not immediately clear which party was responsible for the collision, Braucht said.
Anyone with information on the collision was encouraged to call Braucht at (760) 839-4482.