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Jan 3, 2010
EL CAJON POLICE DEPT. - PRESS RELEASE INFORMATION SHEET
TYPE OF INCIDENT: Vehicle Collision Fatality
DATE: Sunday, January 03, 2010
LOCATION OF OCCURRENCE: 520 N. Second Street
El Cajon ? At about 8:45 this morning a vehicle driven by a 74 year old El Cajon resident struck a Carl?s Jr. Restaurant located at 520 N. Second St. The vehicle went through the building striking and killing a patron who was seated in a restaurant booth. The victim was a 66 year old male who was pronounced dead at the scene. Witnesses described the victim as a regular patron of the restaurant. The driver of the vehicle was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The El Cajon Police Department is investigating the collision, which is still in its preliminary stages. According to witnesses, the driver came from a nearby bank ATM machine when he apparently drove through the parking lot and into the restaurant. There where no immediate indications that drugs or alcohol were involved, however investigators will exam all factors and evidence before determining the final cause of the accident.
Prepared by: Lt. Jeff Davis Division: SED Date/Time: 01/03/2010
Patrick Sprecco, CHIEF OF POLICE