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Driver comes forward in collision near SDSU

by Quinn Owen and David Hernandez

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Update: San Diego police officer Matt Tortorella said the SDSU student struck by the vehicle was 19 years old. He was bleeding heavily and sustained a head injury. He was transported to Alvarado Hospital Medical Center. The driver is 17 years old.
At approximately 3 a.m. on Tuesday, the San Diego Police Department received a call from the driver’s mother, and officers met with the man and his mother. The teenage driver was transported to SDPD’s traffic division to be questioned. The ongoing investigation includes reviewing witness’ statements, a “mathematical recreation” of the scene and speaking to the pedestrian and driver, Tortorella said.
Tortorella did not have information on charges the driver faces.

A San Diego State student sustained serious injuries after being struck by a mid-sized SUV while walking in the intersection of Montezuma Road and Campanile Drive late Monday night.

Around 11 p.m., a Toyota 4Runner was traveling east on Montezuma Road when it hit the pedestrian. The driver then continued traveling east-bound down Montezuma without stopping.

SDSU police Capt. Joshua Mays said San Diego State Police Department is not involved in the investigation, but said the driver eventually turned himself in to San Diego Police Department.

After the incident, SDSU police and San Diego police responded and shut down the intersection as well as several hundred yards of Montezuma Road. About half a dozen patrol cars and at least one unmarked police SUV were present at the scene around 12:15 a.m Tuesday morning.

SDSU police continue to investigate the nature of the collision and are asking for any information related to the incident.

To contribute information, contact Traffic Detective John Letteri at 858-495-7806 or through email at jletteri@pd.sandiego.gov. Individuals can contact the police anonymously by calling the Crime Stoppers hotline at 619-235-7806.

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