Pedestrian Juan Muniz III Dead, William Vaden Arrested after DUI Crash on North Coast Highway
OCEANSIDE, CA (January 26, 2020) – A 22-year-old man died in a DUI pedestrian accident on North Coast Highway, early Sunday morning.
According to the Oceanside Police Department, the incident happened at about 1:10 AM. A pedestrian attempted to cross the highway near the Sportfisher Drive intersection. After that, a northbound vehicle hit him.
Emergency responders rushed the pedestrian to a hospital, where he died a short time later. Authorities withheld the identity of the victim, pending notification of next of kin. Meanwhile, the driver, identified as 31-year-old William Vaden, remained and waited for police to arrive.
Police arrested Vaden into the Vista Detention Facility at 5:43 AM on a misdemeanor charge of DUI alcohol/drugs. He is being held on $2,500 bail, and is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday. Authorities will release additional information once it becomes available.
We at Sweet James extend our sincerest sympathies to the family and friends of Juan Muniz III. Our thoughts are with them during this trying time.
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