Help Find Hit-and-Run Driver that Hit Vista Skateboarder

A 15-year-old Vista boy named Lucas Gianconelli was killed Friday night when he was struck by a car from behind while riding his skateboard near Thibodo Road and Edna Way. The driver, who was thought to have been speeding, fled the scene.

Police are searching for a white, 1990s model Toyota Camry with dark-tinted windows. The accident occurred just after 7:00 p.m. Anyone with information about the accident is encouraged to call (858) 565-5200.

Source: North County Times

UPDATE (2/1/10): An elderly man from Vista has turned himself in to police on the belief that he was the driver of the car that killed Lucas Giaconelli, a student Rancho Buena Vista High School. The man apparently recalls hitting something, but didn’t realize it was a person until he noticed people gathering at the site. The sheriff is still investigating and hasn’t decided whether to refer the matter to the District Attorney for possible criminal prosecution.

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