A man from Warner Springs was killed early Tuesday after his pickup overturned on state Route 79 in rural North County. The auto accident victims was identified as 31 year old Kenneth Richard Giddings by San Diego Medical Examiner’s Office.
The pickup truck accident occurred sometime between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m.. Giddings was traveling in his Dodge Ram truck south on Route 79 at an unknown speed when he failed to negotiate a curve and the truck went off the road and rolled several times.
A 19-year-old Ramona woman’s life was taken Monday when her car veered into the path and crashed into a propane truck on San Vicente Road west of Wildcat Canyon Road. According to witnesses and evidence at the scene of the truck accident, the woman was driving a silver Kia Spectra at an unsafe speed for the wet road conditions when the accident occurred about 2:10 p.m.
The woman failed to negotiate a curve in the road and the Kia spun out and crossed the double yellow line directly into the path of the semi-truck. The woman, who was not wearing a seat belt, died at the scene. The driver of the truck, Richard Leroy, 62, of Ramona, was not injured. He said he was driving about 30 to 35 mph at the time of the accident.
All lanes of eastbound state Route 52 were blocked just west of Genesee Avenue Wednesday after a crash left debris scattered in the roadway. A large truck transporting drywall, concrete and sheetrock turned over in the slow lane just before 10 a.m.
The crash left the trailer on its roof and the materials scattered everywhere. Traffic was backed up for more than a mile as authorities worked to right the vehicle and remove the debris. The alert was canceled just before 11 a.m.
The San Diego Police department is investigating a truck accident involving a big rig and a small Nissan. When the police got to the scene of the accident they found the driver of the truck dead behind the wheel. Officers first discovered the body on Monday morning.
Officers were called to Fourth Avenue near G Street just around 5 a.m. after reports that the truck swerved off the road, hitting a late model Nissan and then a fence. When police arrived, they found that the 55-year-old driver was dead. It appears he died prior to the crash while driving. The San Diego medical examiners the cause of his death has not been determined.
A truck accident that occurred on State Route 78 east Ramona closed the freeway for more then three hours on Monday. The accident was reported as an overturned tractor-trailer at around 2:10 p.m.
The truck that overturned causing the accident was loaded with over 80,000 pounds of grain. The SR 78 was closed all the way between Old Julian Highway and 3rd Street in Ramona until 5:30 p.m. The Ramona Fire Department said that the driver of the truck was not seriously injured but was taken to a nearby hospital for further evaluation.
A traffic accident involving a car and a big rig occurred Wednesday morning on the south Interstate 805. The accident left the car underneath the big rig, and left the woman driving it with minor injuries. The truck accident was reported right after 7:30 a.m.
The driver of the truck said he was in one of the right lanes when the car came from out of nowhere, and ended up being lodged under the rig at a 90 degree angle. National City firefighters freed the woman from the wreckage, then she was transported to a nearby hospital. The two right lanes of the roadway were blocked leaving traffic backed up almost to East Plaza Boulevard.
The driver of a big-rig truck that carries cars died Monday morning after a possible heart attack that caused him to drive over the side of Interstate 15 at Aero Drive. The truck, which was not loaded, was heading south on the freeway about 6:40 a.m. when witnesses said it began to weave, the California Highway Patrol said.
The truck driver was unconscious when emergency crews arrived, the CHP said. Reports state that he suffered some sort of medical emergency before the crash. He died a short time later at a hospital from issues related to that condition. By that time a police officer arrived and he and several others helped carry the man out of the vehicle where CPR was performed until paramedics arrived and took him to a hospital. The victims name has not been released to the public yet.
A big rig carrying 41,000 pounds of avocados flipped over on its side in Valley Center Tuesday morning forcing the closure of Lilac Road for several hours. The 53-foot long truck became stuck while making a tight turn on Lilac Road south of the Lilac Road Extension about 7 a.m., the California Highway Patrol said.
One of the truck’s wheels was left hanging off the road, CHP said. Lilac Road is closed south of the accident to Pala Loma Drive. Residents cannot get in or out of the area until further notice, and expectations are the closure will last until about noon. The avocados did not spill onto the road and no one was injured, CHP said.
A 48-year-old woman, who was the passenger in a smaller Mitsubishi was killed after the car she was in crashed into a truck Sunday morning. The woman was a San Diego native, and reports show that she was wearing a seat belt in the front passenger seat. The truck accident occurred in Pala at almost 7am on state Route 76, just east of Lilac Road.
San Diego police state that the victim’s husband was driving the car west on the 76 highway when he crashed into a pickup that was turning into Pala Raceway. The San Diego Medical Examiner’s Office pronounced the victim dead at the scene after numerous failed attempts at reviving her. The woman’s name has not been released, and her husband was take to a nearby hospital with unknown injuries.
On Tuesday, May 3rd, a traffic accident involving two pick-up trucks, a sedan, and a fully loaded big rig took place on the southbound I-15 right before the Carroll Canyon Road exit. This truck accident was reported just before 8 a.m. when commuters found three of the four southbound lanes on the I-15 blocked. The accident resulted in southbound traffic being backed up as far north as Rancho Bernardo.
Witnesses at the scene of the accident reported that the large semi-truck jackknifed in the middle lanes of the freeway causing two pickups and a smaller car to crash into each other or into the semi. The smaller car and one of the pickup trucks were demolished and three of the people involved were sent to the hospital with minor injuries.