VISTA–A Sheriff’s deputy on patrol early Saturday morning in Vista discovered a deceased man in a vehicle that collided with a concrete signal lamp post.
The deputy was patrolling the area of Townsite Drive around 3:30 a.m. when he approached the intersection of North Santa Fe Avenue. He discovered a dark green, 1999, Toyota Camry had collided head-on into a concrete, signal lamp post located on the south west corner of the intersection, according to Cpl. Brenda Sipley of the Vista Sheriff’s station.
The solo occupant, a 44-year-old Hispanic male, was unconscious seated in the driver’s seat. The driver was not restrained by a seatbelt. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Vista paramedics. At this time, cellular telephone usage was not a factor in the collision and it is unknown if alcohol was a factor in this collision.
The investigation is ongoing and is being investigated by the Sheriff’s Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team.