SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Authorities released the name Friday of a 32-year-old mechanic who was killed when a car plowed into the broken-down school bus he was trying to fix alongside rain-drenched Interstate 805 in North Park.
John Joaquin Jr. of Ramona was in the engine compartment of the otherwise unoccupied San Diego Unified School District vehicle, when the southbound 2005 Nissan Altima struck it from behind shortly before 7 a.m. Thursday, according to the county Medical Examiner's Office.
The crash left the motorist, a 41-year-old woman, seriously injured and Joaquin wedged in the engine compartment of the bus with a compound fracture to his left thighbone.
Medics took both to Scripps Mercy Hospital, where Joaquin underwent surgery to amputate his badly broken leg below the knee. Several hours later, his condition rapidly worsened, and he suffered cardiac arrest and died in an intensive-care unit, according to the county agency.
The motorist apparently lost control of her car because she was driving too fast for the wet conditions, California Highway Patrol Officer Art Athans said.
Cal Fire firefighters are working to knock down a vegetation fire, dubbed the Lost Fire, off Lost Valley Road near Warner Springs.
Signs warning of shark in the area of Silver Strand State Beach have been posted following a report of a shark sighting Saturday morning.
A ticket with five numbers in Friday's drawing of the multi-state Mega Millions lottery, but missing the Mega number, was sold at a CVS pharmacy in Chula Vista and is worth $1,502,885.
Pop Culture Hero Coalition created the first-ever outreach against bullying at a Comic-Con in 2013, and has since participated in over 30 conventions. The group is hosting an anti-bullying panel at Comic-Con Day 3 from 2 to 3 p.m. in Room 28DE.
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