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1 killed in hit-and-run crash in Escondido

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ESCONDIDO (CNS) - A drunken driver struck and killed a pedestrian with his vehicle, fled and was jailed, Escondido police said Sunday.

Ivan Ruiz Mejia, 21, of Escondido was later arrested at his Escondido home. Escondido police Sgt. Scott Walters said Mejia will be booked on suspicion of felony drunken driving and hit-and-run.

The crash was at 6:25 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Waverly Place, Escondido Police Lt. Tom Albergo said.

"The vehicle (driver) fled the scene but was followed by a witness," Albergo said.

The 46-year-old male victim died at the scene. His name was not released.

Escondido police officers Michael Guerrero and Stephan Braucht asked anyone with information about the incident to call them at (760) 839-4722.

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