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Man Killed in San Diego’s Sixth Hit and Run Accident

A fatal hit and run accident claimed the life of a San Diego college student Wednesday night.

It happened in Carlsbad, at the intersections of Palomar Airport Road and Carlsbad Boulevard.

Police say the driver, a 17 year old girl, was allegedly drunk when she struck and killed  20-year-old Vinnie Zellefrow. The teenage driver fled the scene, but was found a mile south in a parking lot. She was driving a silver Chrysler Sedan and was arrested on accounts of vehicular man slaughter, felony hit and run, and felony drunk driving.

Zellefrow, a college student at Mira Costa, was reportedly skateboarding at the time of the hit and run accident.

Police say this was the San Diego’s sixth fatal hit and run accident this year.

If someone you know has been injured or even killed in a hit and run accident, it is important to consult with a lawyer who is well-versed in California auto accident liability laws. Steven Elia, understands the intricacies involved in a hit and run accident injury claim and have the skills and resources necessary to hold the at-fault party accountable for damages.

Steven Elia

Steven Elia

Mr. Elia has extensive litigation experience having appeared at more than 1,000 civil hearings including jury and bench trials, over 500 depositions, and hundreds of mediations. Some of his cases have made national headlines. He specializes in personal injury, business law and civil litigation in and around San Diego.