Four Dead After Truck Plunges off San Diego Bridge Into Crowd Below

Four people were killed and several others injured after an out-of-control pickup truck plunged off the San Diego-Coronado Bridge and nose-dived into a crowd gathered at a festival below.

According to reports, the truck driver, a member of the U.S. Navy, lost control of his vehicle, hit a guardrail, and plunged 60 feet off the bridge landing on a vendor’s booth. The injured victims had gathered for the La Raza Run, a motorcycle ride that begins in downtown Los Angeles and ends with a celebration at the park. One witnesses said the truck was going so fast that it flew over the stage where a band was playing. Four people in the booth were crushed. The truck driver was taken to the hospital in serious condition; he has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence causing deaths and injuries.

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