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Vigil for man hit and killed by cement truck in Santee

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Family and friends of Steve Eastman gather for a vigil Wednesday night in Santee at the intersection of Mission Gorge Rd. and Cottonwood Ave. He was run over and killed while on his lunch break on Nov. 1. Family and friends of Steve Eastman gather for a vigil Wednesday night in Santee at the intersection of Mission Gorge Rd. and Cottonwood Ave. He was run over and killed while on his lunch break on Nov. 1.

SANTEE (CBS 8) - Friends and family held a vigil Wednesday night for a 24-year-old man who was run over by a cement truck on his lunch break. Meantime, the driver has not been charged or detained and relatives of the victim are frustrated.

"How is that the way that the rules go?" said the victim's brother Chris Eastman.

On Friday around 12:45 p.m. Steve Eastman was walking north on Cottonwood Avenue and ran over by an apparent cement truck crossing Mission Gorge Road in Santee.

Family directed CBS News 8 to surveillance video taken from a nearby restaurant that shows  Eastman walking across Mission Gorge and a cement truck heading south that was supposed to yield. But as the driver turned east onto Mission Gorge the truck ran over Eastman.

Video showed the driver of the truck stop and get out and check on Eastman but San Diego County Sheriff's deputies said they haven't filed charges.

"That's the rules, you are held responsible for your actions," said Eastman.

SDSO spokesperson Jan Caldwell told CBS News 8, the investigation is ongoing and detectives are reworking the scene and talking to people who had contact with Eastman prior to the incident.

The cement truck may have come from the construction site for the Las Colinas women's detention facility expansion.

"The company he works for hasn't' called or reached out," said family friend Melissa Mann.

Family said Eastman was on his lunch break from Scantibodies Laboratory in Santee when he was run over.

Caldwell said Eastman did not have identification on him when they found him. They tried to identify him with fingerprints but did not find a match. Instead, they used his BMW key fob to track his name down through a local car dealership.

Eastman hopes witnesses will come forward and they can get answers for a man who was a Dallas Cowboys fan, motivated and loyal.

"The people of Santee are having to come together to find out what happened," said Santee.

Deputies said it could take several months to investigate and the top two investigators are on the case and it's unclear if anyone will face criminal charges.

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