4 dead, 9 injured after pickup truck flies off bridge, lands in park hosting biker festival in San Diego


SAN DIEGO — Four people are dead and nine others are injured after a pickup truck went off of a bridge in San Diego and landed in a park Saturday afternoon as a biker festival was underway.

Fox 5 in San Diego reports the crash occurred on the Coronado Bridge, and the truck plunged 60 feet before landing in Chicano Park, according to San Diego Fire-Rescue.

The crash occurred Saturday around 3:30 p.m. local time as the La Raza biker festival was underway in the park. Hundreds of people were attending.

“It’s horrible,” Jake Sanchez, a California Highway Patrol Spokesman, told Fox 5. “Innocent people were down here having a good time — now, they’re gone.”

The pickup truck landed on its side and on top of four people. Medical assistance was provided but the four were killed as a result of the crash.

Police have arrested 24-year-old Richard Anthony Sepolio, a US Navy sailor stationed on Coronado, for allegedly driving under the influence.  The man suffered major trauma and is being treated at a hospital.

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