Victims Identified Killed In Chicago Park Accident
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
The four people killed in a horrific
truck accident in Chicano Park have been identified by the San Diego County Medical Examiner's
Office. Officials say the victims were killed when a truck drove off the
Coronado Bridge Saturday crashing into a festival crowd. Two of the victims
were a Chandler, Arizona couple, a 52-year-old male and a 50-year-old
female. The other two victims were a Hacienda Heights 49-year-old male,
and his 46-year-old girlfriend. The victims were attending the La Raza
Ride motorcycle festival when the truck landed on top of them, killing
The family says the Arizona couple were married for more than 35 years
and left behind three daughters and two grandchildren. Family and friends
say they spent many years as foster parents in Arizona and spent free
time on their motorcycle. On Sunday evening, a candlelight vigil was held
at the crash site where Arizona family and friends traveled to attend.
Authorities say eight people were injured and hospitalized. A spokesman
for the city's Fire-Rescue Department said the injuries ranged from
major trauma to moderate and minor injuries. The pickup truck driver has
been identified as a 25-year-old Navy personnel and has been charged with
DUI and manslaughter. Authorities say he is active duty Navy stationed
in Coronado, California. He suffered serious injuries and remains in the
hospital. A GoFundMe page was created for the victims’ family. The
accident remains under investigation, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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