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Encinitas resident arrested for fatal crash

CARLSBAD — Encinitas resident Zachary Jacob Hulcer was arrested for causing a fatal traffic accident in Carlsbad that killed a young San Marcos man in late February.

While under the influence of prescription medications, Hulcer ran a red light at the intersection of Rancho Santa Fe Road and Calle Barcelona just before 10 p.m. on Feb. 24.

Witnesses said that Hulcer was speeding at about 75-100 miles per hour, according to Jodee Sasway, community relations manager for Carlsbad police.

Hulcer’s Buick sedan collided with a Ford Mustang. The driver of the Mustang, a 20-year-old San Marcos resident, died at the scene.

Hulcer was transported to Scripps La Jolla Hospital with serious injuries.

Carlsbad police arrested Hulcer, 34, at his home on April 29.

He is facing charges of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence.

Hulcer was booked into Vista Detention Facility on $100,000 bail.


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