Nanglee Vang, 40, Killed and Wife Injured After Pedestrian Car Accident on Melrose Drive in Vista

Nanglee Vang, 40, Killed and Wife Injured After Pedestrian Car Accident on Melrose Drive in Vista

ON June 16, 2017

Abraham Perea, 24, Arrested After Fatal Crash on South Melrose Drive in Vista

According to an article from the San Diego Union-Tribune, there was a pedestrian-car accident on South Melrose Drive and Shadowridge Drive where a jogger was killed and his wife severely injured as a result.

Per the article, Abahram Juarez Perea, a 24-year-old from Oceanside, was headed north on Melrose Drive at about 6:30 p.m. on Friday evening.  He lost control of his Jeep Grand Cherokee and struck a pair of joggers on a sidewalk just north of Shadowridge Drive.

As a result, Nanglee Vang, 40, died at the scene, according to authorities.  Furthermore, his 34-year-old wife suffered major injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Witnesses say that Perea also flipped his SUV several times before hitting a lightpole and landing upside down.  Perea had to be cut from his mangled vehicle and was also subsequently injured severely.

Perea was booked into county jail on Sunday, reports stated.  Currently, the crash remains under investigation and further details will be released at a later time.

Vang is survived by his wife and five children, from ages 2 to 16.  According to the article, the family has set up a Gofundme account to help pay for funeral and other expenses.

Pedestrian accidents are frequently the fault of the driver who caused the accident.  At this time, our staff would like to wish for peace and comfort during this difficult time for the families affected.  We know all too well the repercussions of such incidents and we would like to extend our deepest condolences and prayers to the family of Nanglee Vang.

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