ENCINITAS–An elderly man died from his injuries Sunday after he was struck by a vehicle Saturday evening at a crosswalk in Encinitas.
Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a vehicle striking a pedestrian on Balour Drive at San Andrade Drive in Encinitas.
Authorities said the 87-year-old male had been crossing Balour Drive eastbound, in the marked and illuminated crosswalk, when he was struck by a black Dodge Ram pickup. The driver failed to stop and fled the scene northbound.
The victim was transported to Scripps La Jolla Hospital, where he died to his injuries Sunday.
The unoccupied Dodge Ram was located shortly after the collision, at Oakcrest Park on 1219 Encinitas Boulevard, about one mile from the collision scene.
Deputies contacted and arrested 24-year-old Alexander Vasquez as he was walking away from the vehicle.
Vasquez has been booked for hit and run causing serious injury/death and vehicular manslaughter. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the collision.