By SDCN Editor
Vista, CA–Two people face felony charges in connection with a road rage incident Wednesday that ended in a vehicle collision and discovery of illicit narcotics, San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said.
Juan Estrada, 20, and Julian Olea, 19 were arrested by deputies on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and drug sales. Both men were booked into the Vista Detention Facility.
According to the Sheriff’s Department, two motorists in an Acura and Nissan were involved in a road rage incident around 9 a.m. on Foothill Drive near Bonair Road in Vista. The Acura pulled up beside the Nissan and shot out the Nissan’s side windows with a pellet gun. The two passengers in the Nissan were not hit by the pellets.
The confrontation continued at a high rate of speed and the Acura crashed into a Scion and a Chevy truck stopped at the intersection of Foothill Drive and Vale Terrace Drive.
The Acura burst into flames as a result of the collision. As deputies arrived on the scene, they contacted the driver, Estrada, and passenger, Olea.
Fire crews began to empty out the trunk of the Acura as they believed they were removing personal property for the occupants of the vehicle. That’s when deputies noticed the trash bags of property being removed from the burning vehicle contained large quantities of illicit drugs and marijuana.
The driver of the Scion was transported to the hospital with a complaint of pain. There were no serious injuries.