On Wednesday afternoon, October 30, the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office released the identity of the 26-year-old man killed in the accident as Terrence Smith. An investigator with the Medical Examiner’s Office said that Smith’s driver’s license was issued in Mississippi, but they were told he was living or staying in Fallbrook.
26-year-old Fallbrook man killed in crash on South Mission; 24-year-old female driver crawls up embankment for help
A 26-year-old Fallbrook man was killed in the early morning hours when the vehicle he was a passenger in ran off the roadway and down an embankment, striking a tree.
California Highway Patrol public information officer Jim Bettencourt said the crash occurred at approximately 12:25 a.m. this morning, Tues., October 29.
“A 24-year-old female from Fallbrook was driving her 2007 Toyota Corolla southbound on South Mission Road north of Via Monserate at an unknown speed. She lost control of her vehicle, ran off of the east side of the road, down the embankment, and collided into a tree on the right passenger side. Her passenger, a 26-year-old male from fallbrook died at the scene.”
Bettencourt said the driver was able to crawl up the embankment and flag down a passing Sheriff’s deputy for help.
“She sustained minor injuries and was transported to Palomar Hospital,” said Bettencourt, who added that neither alcohol or drugs are suspected as a factor in the collision. The collision remains under investigation.
The identities of the passenger and driver have not been made public at this time.
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(previous story, Tues., Oct. 29, 4:16 a.m.)
One person killed in fatal accident on South Mission Road
FALLBROOK – At least one person was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Fallbrook early today, authorities said.
The fatality in the 4400 block of South Mission Road was reported at 12:27 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. Traffic was diverted from S. Mission Rd. through Heller’s Bend.