Fox affiliate KSWB-TV in San Diego reports that a man was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Oceanside. The driver of the vehicle he was in has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
A spokesperson for the Oceanside Police Department said in a statement to the press that the fatal crash happened at approximately 1:54 a.m. near the intersection of State Route 76 and Airport Road.
Investigators say that the driver of a 2003 Nissan Maxima was heading eastbound on State Route 76 when he lost control of his vehicle and veered off the south side of the roadway and into a large tree.
Paramedics and officers with the Oceanside Police Department responded to the crash scene and discovered a male passenger in his 30s in the car’s back seat. The man was declared dead at the scene.
Investigating officers say that the driver and a front-seat passenger sustained non-life-threatening injuries. No other vehicles or injuries were reported.
The driver has been identified as 29-year-old Guillermo Sanchez Pacheo of Oceanside. Pacheo was arrested at the scene on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and gross vehicular manslaughter.
The accident is currently under investigation by the Oceanside Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Traffic Collision Investigator Kevin Lissner at (760) 435-4651.