On 11/21/08 at 11:22 pm the Chula Vista Police Department responded to a serious injury collision at the intersection of Main Street and Brandywine Avenue in Chula Vista.
Three vehicles where involved in the collision. A GMC pickup truck was traveling westbound on Main Street and collided into a Mitsubishi Galant carrying three passengers as they were driving from eastbound Main Street to northbound Brandywine Avenue. A third vehicle sustained minor damage after the initial collision. The three occupants in the Mitsubishi were transported to local hospitals where one of the passengers was pronounced dead and another listed in critical condition. The driver of the Mitsubishi was treated and later released.
The deceased is Daniel Speckerman, 18 years old, of Chula Vista.
The driver of the GMC pickup truck was arrested for "driving under the influence" and "felony hit and run." He is currently in custody pending further investigation.
The Chula Vista Police Department Traffic Bureau will conduct the investigation related to this collision.
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