After the collision, the 29-year-old driver of the vehicle, Heejoon Lee, fled in the vehicle as police arrived on scene. While fleeing, Lee was involved in another collision at 7600 Palmilla Drive and was taken into custody by San Diego Police officers. Lee was suspected of being under the influence of alcohol and placed under arrest.
The investigation is ongoing and is being handled by the investigators from the Traffic Division. Anyone with information is asked to call the San Diego Police Department at 619-531-2000, or the anonymous Crime Stoppers Tip line at 888-580-8477.
Lee was booked into jail for DUI and hit-and-run, both felony offenses, on May 11 at 10:58 a.m.