SAN DIEGO (CNS) – The man has been identified after being struck by a car on State Route 905 while attempting to repair the trailer of a small fishing boat towed by a pickup truck, have announced Monday officials.
Timothy McGregor, 78, of San Diego, was a passenger in the Chevy truck towing the boat when the hitch released around 6:45 a.m. Saturday on the westbound SR-905 just east of Interstate 5 , according to the San Diego Department of the Medical Examiner. McGregor was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
“A Chevrolet truck towing a small fishing boat had broken down and was partially blocking the slow lane of traffic,” California Highway Patrol Officer Sal Castro said over the weekend. “A passenger inside the Chevrolet got out of the vehicle and was trying to resolve the problem.
“The driver of a Honda CRV approaching the stopped vehicle did not notice he was blocking the lane and the front of the Honda struck the back of the fishing boat / trailer,” he said. -he adds. “This impact pushed the boat / trailer into the passenger, causing fatal injuries.”
The Honda continued to move forward and hit the rear of the Chevrolet, Castro said.
The right two lanes of the westbound SR-905 were closed for four hours while officers investigated the collision. The expressway remained open and traffic was unaffected, the officer said.
The driver was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs, Castro said. It was not immediately clear whether the fog had reduced visibility on the roadway and had been taken into account in the accident.
No other information was released. The CHP was investigating the accident.
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