Authorities work to identify man killed in Vista tractor-trailer - San Diego, California News Station - KFMB Channel 8 - cbs8.com

Authorities work to identify man killed in Vista tractor-trailer crash

Posted: Updated:

VISTA (CBS 8) - The driver of a Ford sedan was killed Friday when the vehicle slammed into the back of a parked tractor-trailer in Vista and became partially wedged under the larger vehicle, authorities said.

The fatality in the 1200 block of Park Center Drive was reported at about 5:50 a.m., according to San Diego County sheriff's Lt. Jason Vickery.

The driver died at the scene. He is being identified as a Samoan male, in his mid 20s to early 30s. The man was not carrying identification, but the car is registered to an Oceanside address, according to Sgt. Joel Wigland.

No other injuries were immediately reported.

Deputies say semi-trailers are regularly parked in the area and this isn't the first time this kind of accident has happened. The trailer was not attached to a truck at the time.

"This crash is similar to one that we had in July, where another motorist ran in to a trailer that was parked here on the street, in that case though it was only minor injuries," Wigand said.

No word on how fast the driver was going, but the speed limit in the industrial area is 40 mph. 

The cause of the crash is under investigation. Alcohol does not seem to be a factor. 

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Preliminary hearing continues for ex-cop

    Preliminary hearing continues for ex-cop

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:13:56 GMT

    Testimony is set to resume Wednesday in a preliminary hearing for a former San Diego police officer accused of groping and illegally detaining women while on patrol last year.

     

    Testimony is set to resume Wednesday in a preliminary hearing for a former San Diego police officer accused of groping and illegally detaining women while on patrol last year.


     
  • Jury selection in Lakeside murder case

    Jury selection in Lakeside murder case

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:03 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:03:42 GMT

    Jury selection was scheduled to begin Wednesday in the trial of a man accused of gunning down his ex-wife in their Lakeside home and then trying to commit suicide by inhaling carbon monoxide.

     

    Jury selection was scheduled to begin Wednesday in the trial of a man accused of gunning down his ex-wife in their Lakeside home and then trying to commit suicide by inhaling carbon monoxide.


     
  • SDSU student finds robber in her apartment

    SDSU student finds robber in her apartment

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:58 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:58:39 GMT

    A San Diego State student awoke to find a man rummaging through her apartment near campus early Wednesday, police said.

     

    A San Diego State student awoke to find a man rummaging through her apartment near campus early Wednesday, police said.


     
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Midwest Television, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.