CHP – Fatal Traffic Collision with Tow Truck on I-8

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CHP new logoEL CENTRO – On Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at approximately 4:40 p.m. a 35 year old male driver from Lemon Grove, CA was traveling eastbound on I-8, just west of State Route 98.

He then lost control of his tow truck which was towing an Infinity SUV, the Infinity drove off the roadway and subsequently came to rest in the rocky embankment.

The driver was later pronounced deceased at the scene due to blunt force trauma to the abdomen and chest.

The passenger, a 24 year old female, was later transported to UCSD Medical Center for medical treatment of major injuries of lacerations to the head and pain to the chest.

This traffic collision is under investigation.