David D’Lima Obituary, Death – On the morning of January 1, an automobile drove over a person in Encinitas, according to officials from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. The incident occurred early in the morning. The man was pronounced dead at the hospital. Friends have determined that the young man who was killed was David D’Lima, who had recently graduated from Canyon Crest Academy and was 23 years old. Just before 12:30 in the morning, sheriff’s deputies and members of the Encinitas Fire Department personnel reportedly went to the scene of an accident that had occurred at the intersection of Encinitas Boulevard and Coast Highway 101. Sgt. Jeremy Collis stated that this was the case. “A car was driving westbound on Encinitas Boulevard approaching Coast Highway 101 when a person was going northbound crossing Encinitas Boulevard,” said Collis.
“The automobile struck the pedestrian as he was crossing Encinitas Boulevard.” “As the automobile got closer to Coast Highway 101, the pedestrian was making his way across Encinitas Boulevard.” After colliding with the person, the vehicle continued driving in the westbound direction on West B Street until leaving the area. D’Lima suffered serious wounds and was taken to a hospital, but he could not be saved and passed away there. On the GoFundMe page that had been set up to assist David’s family, a statement was written and published. In the post, it was said that “David was a wonderful buddy who was also smart, responsible, kind, compassionate, and caring.”
He had the unique capacity to make everyone laugh at any given time, and the infectious grin on his face served as motivation for many. The website states that he was an exceptional student and athlete at Canyon Crest Academy, where he excelled in basketball and “gave limitless happiness to our high school community.” According to the website, he “brought boundless delight to our high school community.” After graduating from D’Lima’s secondary school, D’Lima continued his education at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental science. The website reportedly stated that “His lovely soul influenced everyone along the road.” According to the sergeant, the vehicle was described as being a dark-colored sedan or van, most likely a Chrysler or Dodge, and it had damage to the front driver’s side.