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Brandon Elder Killed in Vista Truck Accident on State Route 78

Brandon Elder ID’d as Man Killed in Truck Crash on State Route 78 near Sycamore Avenue in Vista

Vista, California (January 8, 2020) – The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the man who was killed Saturday morning in a traffic accident involving a big rig on State Route 78 in Vista as Brandon Elder, 30, of Ramona.

The deadly crash happened at around 8:15 a.m. Saturday, January 4 on westbound State Route 78, just east of Sycamore Avenue.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a 52-year-old Tijuana man was driving a tractor-trailer on westbound State Route 78 when he stopped on the shoulder of state Route 78 to check his tires.

The CHP said the driver of the tractor-trailer was just about to get back onto the freeway when a 2019 Ford Fiesta, driven by Elder, drifted to the right and slammed into the rear the truck.

Elder was declared deceased at the scene by responding paramedics.

Further details about the crash were not immediately disclosed.

The CHP is investigating the accident.

Alpine Law Group Sends strength and condolences to the accident victims and their families

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