Suspected DUI driver didn't mention passenger to Good Samaritan, CHP says

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A suspected DUI driver who crashed in Escondido last week failed to mention he had a passenger in the vehicle, who was later found dead, Sheriff's investigators said.

Ambruno Emilio Francisco Domingo, 22, was driving on North Broadway, south of Paseo Del Norte, around 2:30 a.m. last Friday, according to California Highway Patrol (CHP.)

While driving, Francisco veered right off the road and struck a tree, CHP said. A nearby resident heard the crash and responded to the scene.

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SDSO said Domingo asked the Good Samaritan for a ride to the hospital for treatment to minor injuries. The Samaritan took Domingo to Palomar Medical Center and returned to the scene. CHP units responded to the scene as well.

CHP found there was a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the crash. The passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers told the Samaritan about the discovery, who said Domingo had not mentioned there was another person in the vehicle.

Domingo was arrested for gross vehicular manslaughter with intoxicated and has been booked into Vista Detention Facility.

The crash remains under investigation.

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