SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Authorities say two men and two women were fatally crushed by a pickup truck that flew off the San Diego-Coronado Bridge onto people gathered at a festival below.
The California Highway Patrol says the deceased were a 62-year-old man and 50-year-old woman from Chandler, Arizona, and a 59-year-old man and 49-year-old woman from Hacienda Heights, a suburb east of Los Angeles.
Around 3:30 p.m., Sunday the gray GM pickup truck had been traveling northbound on Interstate 5 and was turning towards the Coronado Bridge when the driver lost control. Police did not have details on the vehicle's speed.
Down below, a crowd had gathered at Chicano Park for a motorcycling event called La Raza Run.
"I looked up and I could see a car flying up in the air," Delores DeAngelo, who had been at the park, told CNN affiliate KUSI. "I could see it flying through the air and I thought, 'It's going to hit me,' and I moved over."
She fell to the ground and heard a big boom.
"All the dust started flying through the air," she said. "I could feel all the dust and dirt flying into my mouth. Pieces of car parts were flying all over the place. When I got up, we turned around and everyone started running over there because we realized there were people sitting there."
Witnesses said four people in the booth were crushed by the truck. Eight people on the ground were injured.
The driver, 25-year-old Richard Anthony Sepolio, suffered major injuries, was taken to UC San Diego Medical Center for treatment and also placed under arrest for driving under the influence.
Sepolio is a member of the U.S. Navy.
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