Barrio Logan, CA: Pickup truck drove off the Coronado Bridge and lands in Chicano Park killing 4 people, including married couple from Arizona.
A deadly crash took the lives of 4 people attending a motorcycle festival at Chicano Park in Barrio Logan, California when a suspected DUI driver in a pickup truck drove off the Coronado Bridge and landed on people on the ground on Saturday, October 15th, 2016.
The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the 4 people killed as 52 year old Cruz Elias Contreras from Chandler, Arizona; 50 year old AnnaMarie Contreras from Chandler, Arizona; 49 year old Andre Christopher Banks from Hacienda Heights, California; and 46 year old Francine Denise Jimenez Francine Villalobos from Hacienda Heights, California.
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Cruz Elias Contreras and AnnaMarie Contreras were married for more than 35 years, had 3 daughters and 2 grandchildren, spent many years as foster parents in Arizona, and loved to spend their free time on their motorcycle.
People attending the motorcycle festival rushed over to the crash to try to help the injured people.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the driver of the pickup truck hit a guard rail, rolled, and landed on a crowd of people at Chicano Park which sits below the entrance of the Coronado Bridge from Interstate 5.
According to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, at least 8 people were injured, including a person who suffered major trauma, and 7 people who had minor to moderate injuries.
The motorcycle festival marked La Raza Run is an annual motorcycle ride from Los Angeles, California to San Diego, California that can draw more than 1,000 bikers to the motorcycle festival featuring food, music, art and tables of vendors selling shirts and other goods.
According to the San Diego Police Department, the driver of the truck identified as 24 year old Richard Anthony Sepolio has been charged with DUI and manslaughter.
Richard Anthony Sepolio is an active duty member of the Navy stationed in Coronado, California.
A memorial continue to growing at the crash site well a community unites together to mourn the loss of 4 people during a candlelight vigils over the weekend.
**** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the families and friends of 4 victims in the Coronado Bridge crash. ****
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