Woman hit, killed by suspected drunk driver in Escondido

Posted at 11:20 AM, Jun 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-04 11:49:38-04

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (KGTV) -- A man was arrested for driving under the influence after police say he hit and killed a woman crossing the street in Escondido early Sunday morning.

The crash happened on the 1000 block of East Washington Avenue at 12:16 a.m. Sunday.

Police say the woman was crossing the street with her male companion when the driver of a 1999 Ford Ranger swerved to avoid hitting the man and instead struck the 32-year-old woman.

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The woman was rushed into surgery for two broken femurs as well as and head injuries but later died due to the injuries.

The driver, later identified as 32-year-old Joel Francisco Juan was found to be driving under the influence.

Juan was booked into a detention center for felony DUI and vehicular manslaughter.