EL CAJON (April 8, 2018) – A crashed driver and good Samaritan were tragically killed when struck by a vehicle on Interstate 8 late night Sunday. (map)
At 1:30 a.m., a 36-year-old man was traveling east in his 2012 Chevy Impala when he lost control on I-8, just west of El Cajon Boulevard. He crashed into the center divider and he remained disabled in the Number Two lane of the freeway. A passing motorous came to a stop in the center median, adjacent to the crashed vehicle. The 48-year-old good Samaritan attempted to pull the 36-year-old man out of the crashed vehicle. The two of them were standing in the fast lane when a 2004 Toyota Sequoia, driven by a 25-year-old female, was traveling down the I-5. Her vehicle swerved, just missing the disabled Impala; but tragically struck the two men who were standing in the Number One fast-lane, in the roadway.
The names of the crashed driver and Good Samaritan have not yet been released. Both victims that were struck by the Toyota succumbed to their injuries and tragically died on the pavement. They were both pronounce dead when officials arrived on the scene.
It is unclear whether drugs or alcohol was a factor in the initial crash. Lexton Law will continue to update this article as more information is released.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends as they cope with such tragic loss,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all parties affected in this tragedy as they try to piece together what happened.”