SAN DIEGO, CA – An elderly man attempting to fix a boat trailer was fatally crushed by it when the trailer was struck by a driver on State Route 905 early Saturday morning, according to the Times of San Diego.
The crash happened on westbound SR-905, near I-5 at around 6:45 a.m., when a passenger riding in a Chevrolet pickup truck pulling a fishing boat on a trailer exited the vehicle after it broke down in the slow lane. The passenger, a 78-year-old man, then attempted to repair the vehicle.
The driver of a Honda CR-V failed to see the pickup, then collided with the boat and trailer, pushing them into the man. He was then crushed to death.
The driver of the Honda remained at the scene and was not under the influence when the accident occurred.
Authorities continue to investigate the accident at this time.
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