Fatality accident reported by CHP

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chpCALIPATRIA -On May 4 around 4:30 p.m., a 2011 Dodge pick-up was driven by a Calexico man, 61, southbound on Brandt Road, north of Highway 78.

A 2008 Dodge flatbed truck was being driven by a Westmorland male, 48, westbound on Hwy 78, east of Brandt Road.

The Calexico man driving the Dodge pickup did not stop for the posted stop sign and traveled into the intersection directly in front of the flat bed truck.

The Westmorland man, driving the dodge flatbed truck, struck the pickup truck within the intersection, causing both vehicles to travel in a southwesterly direction.

The flatbed truck came to rest on its wheels within the dirt median. The pickup truck came to rest on its left side within the dirt median.

The Calexico driver was pronounced dead at the scene and transported to the Imperial County Coroner’s Office.

The Westmorland driver was taken to Pioneers Memorial Hospital.

All lanes of travel remained open during the traffic collision investigation and clean-up.

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