Oceanside, CA – On Friday May 16, 2014, at 2340 hours, the Oceanside Police Department responded to calls of a serious injury collision involving a vehicle and pedestrian on Buena Street and Santa Barbara Street. Upon arrival, officers located a male lying against the south curb of Buena Street partially under a parked vehicle that had also been struck. The suspect vehicle fled the scene prior to officers arriving. The suspect vehicle is described as a white pickup truck with heavy front end damage. The victim was subsequently taken to Scripps Hospital for treatment.
Today, May 19, 2014, at about 1927 hours, the victim identified as Victor Macias, succumbed to his injuries and passed away. It is unknown if alcohol and speed are believed to be factors in this collision.
The investigation is ongoing. The Oceanside Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team is conducting the investigation. Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to call Accident Investigator Bryan Hendrix at (760) 435-4882.