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12-year-old boy killed, driver arrested in Oceanside collision

Posted at 7:21 AM, Jul 05, 2023

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (KGTV) – A 12-year-old boy was killed and four others were hospitalized after a two-vehicle collision at an Oceanside intersection, police said.

Oceanside Police told ABC 10News the crash happened at around 11 p.m. Tuesday on North Myers Street and Surfrider Way, and it involved a white Volkswagen and a dark-colored Nissan Altima.

Police said the Volkswagen was heading northbound on Myers Street “at a high rate of speed” when it broadsided the Altima, which was traveling eastbound on Surfrider Way.

Police confirmed a 12-year-old boy, a passenger in the Altima, died at the scene.

The Altima’s driver and another passenger in the vehicle sustained non-life threatening injuries; the Volkswagen’s two occupants also suffered non-life threatening injuries.

All four were taken to the hospital for treatment, police stated.

A preliminary investigation led police to believe speed and alcohol were factors in the incident.

Police said the Volkswagen’s driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and gross vehicular manslaughter.