Chula Vista, CA – Jogger Struck and Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver, George Joseph Espinosa Jr. Arrested
Chula Vista, CA. (July 10, 2018) – A fatal hit-and-run crash that took place on Sunday night, July 9, claimed the life of a teenage jogger on Lane Avenue. The victim, who has been identified as 17-year-old Leilani Magno, was struck by a driver on Lane Avenue Sunday night, according to a local news source, as well as the San Diego Medical Center. Reportedly, the suspect turned himself into the Chula Vista Police at approximately 3:35 p.m. Monday afternoon.
The fatal collision took place at around 8:00 p.m. on Sunday night. According to the report, Espinosa was traveling south on Lane venue in his white Chevrolet Silverado. Espinosa reportedly swerved off the road and onto the sidewalk, sadly striking the victim who had been jogging on the sidewalk at the time. Espinosa did not stop his vehicle and offer assistance to the victim but fled the scene instead. Magno was quickly rushed to Mercy Hospital, but she later died tragically from the injuries she sustained.
The Chula Vista Police Department is presently leading the investigation into this unfortunately fatal accident.
We offer our deepest condolences and most heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the family members and other loved ones of Leilani Magno during this devastating time.
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The investigation into this accident is not likely to reveal many unreported details. At this time, it clearly seems as though Espinosa will be held accountable for the death of Leilani Magno. After the conclusive findings of the remaining investigation, there will most likely be very solid grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit available to the family members of the victim. While we are privileged to be passionate about holding negligent and criminal drivers accountable for the immense pain and devastation they cause, the choice to file a claim for compensation can only be made by the family members of the victim.
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