33-Year-Old Lakeside Man Dies Following Fatal Vista Truck Crash on State Route 78 near Sycamore Avenue in Vista
Vista, California (January 5, 2020) – One person was killed Saturday morning in a traffic accident involving a big rig on State Route 78 in Vista, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The deadly crash happened at around 8:15 a.m. Saturday, January 4 on westbound State Route 78, just east of Sycamore Avenue.
The CHP said 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.
According to the CHP, the driver of the tractor-trailer was just about to get back onto the freeway when a 2019 Ford Fiesta drifted to the right and slammed into the rear the truck.
The driver of the Fiesta, identified as a 33-year-old Lakeside man, died in the crash. His name has not been disclosed pending notification of next of kin.
Further details about the crash were not immediately disclosed.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing.