18-year-old found responsible for hit-and-run accident causing death
Andrew Wesam Thouzen, an 18-year-old El Cajon resident, was found by police officers after the occurrence of a pedestrian car accident that took the life of a 75-year-old stepfather, according to an article from Fox 5 San Diego.
As stated in the article, the accident took place in Spring Valley, at the intersection of Sweetwater Road and Tyler Street around 10 p.m. on Tuesday.
According to the investigation authorities, the driver of a northbound 2000 Mercedes-Benz sedan struck a 75-year-old man walking across Sweetwater Road near Tyler Street.
California Highway Patrol responded to the incident, and shortly after their arrival, the victim was tragically pronounced dead at the scene of the hit-and-run accident. The driver responsible had already fled the scene of the accident by then, according to CHP officials.
The name of the victim has been withheld pending family notification.
Authorities began searching for the driver responsible for leaving the victim at the scene unattended, and eventually, Andrew Wesam Thouzen, 18, was found at a nearby apartment complex on Troy Street. Thouzen was booked into San Diego Central Jail.
Currently, the authorities are investigating the incident, and will release further details as they arise from the investigative report.
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