On December 20 at approximately 9:51 p.m., Escondido Police and Fire units responded to a traffic collision that occurred at the intersection of Broadway and Country Club Drive in the City of Escondido. Country Club Drive becomes Rincon Ave on the east side of the intersection with Broadway. Upon arrival at the scene, it was discovered that two vehicles had collided and both drivers did not survive their injuries. Although still in the early stages, preliminary investigation revealed the following details regarding this tragic fatal collision.
A red 1990 Nissan 300ZX was traveling south on Broadway approaching the intersection with Country Club Drive/Rincon Ave, which is on the north end of the city. A silver 2006 Volvo S40 was traveling east on Country Club Drive nearing the intersection with Broadway. Both cars entered the intersection where they collided, sending both vehicles south on Broadway. This intersection is controlled by a traffic signal and what color the lights were for each car is still under investigation.
The red Nissan was driven by a 20-year-old Escondido man who was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the collision. The silver Volvo was being driven by a 42-year-old Escondido woman. Both drivers died at the scene from their injuries and neither cars had any passengers. Both of the drivers’ identifications are currently being withheld pending family notifications by the Medical Examiner’s Office. It is not currently known if drugs and/or alcohol factored into this collision.