A hit-and-run driver in Encinitas took the life of a 23-year-old man 

A hit-and-run driver in Encinitas took the life of a 23-year-old man 

An investigation led to the identification of the victim of a hit-and-run accident that occurred on New Year’s Day in Encinitas. Authorities were able to positively identify David D’Lima, 23, as the person who was murdered in a hit-and-run accident that occurred on Pacific Coast Highway in Encinitas just after the year 2023 began.

According to a press release issued by the San Diego Sheriff’s Department, deputies from the San Diego Sheriff’s Department and firefighters from Encinitas were called to the scene of a crash on Coast Highway 101 at Encinitas Boulevard at approximately 12:30 in the morning on January 1st.

According to the findings of the investigation, D’Lima was struck by a car or van of a dark hue, which left him gravely injured at the scene of the accident. Deputies say that despite the best efforts of medical staff at a local hospital, D’Lima was pronounced dead and could not be saved.

“David was a human being who possessed intelligence, responsibility, kindness, compassion, and love, and he was a friend. He had an uncanny knack for making everyone laugh, and his grin inspired a great many people “a GoFundMe account that was established in honor of D’Lima was revealed.

The car that struck and killed D’Lima was characterized as possibly being a Chrysler or Dodge sedan or van, and it had damage to the front driver’s side of the vehicle. This information was provided by the sheriff’s office.

Before fleeing the scene of the murder, the suspect’s vehicle was last seen traveling westbound on West B Street, while D’Lima was spotted lying helpless in the street. “David D’lima graduated from Canyon Crest Academy, where he was a standout on the basketball court, excelled in the classroom, and brought unending joy to the community of our high school. After completing his high school education, he enrolled in UCSB. David earned his degree in Environmental Science and graduated with honors “D’Lima’s GoFundMe said.

Anyone who may have information is asked to contact the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department at (858) 565-5200 or the San Diego Police Department at (760) 966-3500.

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