Hit-and-run suspect arrested in death of 14-year-old in Escondido
Jon Edwin Kiesel, a 70-year-old Escondido resident, was taken into custody and jailed at 12:54 p.m. Sunday on suspicion of felony hit-and-run.
ESCONDIDO, Calif. — Police arrested a suspect Sunday in the hit-and-run death of a 14-year-old boy who was struck in a crosswalk.
Jon Edwin Kiesel, a 70-year-old Escondido resident, was taken into custody and jailed at 12:54 p.m. Sunday on suspicion of felony hit-and-run, stated Escondido Police Department Lt. Scott Walters.
The unidentified 14-year-old boy was fatally injured in the hit-and- run accident whereas strolling in a crosswalk at 9:27 p.m. Saturday on the intersection of Bear Valley Parkway and Grand Avenue, Walters stated.
Officers arrived inside minutes and found the boy mendacity in the roadway, the lieutenant stated. The car had fled the scene.
Officers instantly started CPR till the Escondido Fire Department arrived, Walters stated. Paramedics rushed the boy to Palomar Medical Center the place he later died from accidents sustained in the collision.
After combing via bodily proof, witness statements and regulation enforcement databases, investigators recognized the car concerned in the collision as a black 2021 Lexus RX350.
A preliminary investigation decided the boy was crossing east in the crosswalk of Bear Valley Parkway and Grand Avenue in opposition to a “no walk” sign and was struck by a car that had been touring north on Bear Valley Parkway on a inexperienced site visitors sign.
“Investigators determined the boy had been crossing east in the crosswalk of Bear Valley Parkway at Grand Avenue and was struck by a vehicle which had been traveling north on Bear Valley Parkway,” Walters stated.
Investigators labored via the night time and had been persevering with the investigation Sunday.
The major investigator of the collision is Officer Paul Smyth, and anybody with details about the incident was requested to name him at 760-839- 4423.