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 them instantly.
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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