Student hit and killed on sidewalk near Mission Hills High School

Posted at 3:52 PM, May 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-14 08:22:39-04

SAN MARCOS, Calif. (KGTV) - A pedestrian was hit and killed Saturday morning while on a sidewalk in San Marcos, according to the San Diego Sheriff’s Department.

The woman was walking on the 500 block of E. Mission Road around 11 a.m. when she was hit by a black BMW that jumped the curb. Skid marks show the car first tried to stop on the asphalt, then hit the curb, a teenage girl, a tree then a wall. 

Witnesses said the driver is a baseball player and senior at Mission Hills High School.

7-Eleven employees told 10News, the victim is also a student. They said she was at school Saturday morning for dance team rehearsal and walked over to the 7-11 on Mulberry on her break to buy some snacks. On her walk back to school, they said she was hit and killed.

Friends of the young woman gathered at the crash site to pay their respects, lay flowers and light candles Saturday night. 

The driver was not injured and stayed on scene to cooperate with investigators.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Students say that stretch of Mission Road is known for speeding. While the limit is 45 mph, they say the flow of traffic is often 10 miles above that.