Driver Dies after Flatbed Truck Crashes Down Embankment on West Sandia Creek Drive in Fallbrook
FALLBROOK, CA (May 21, 2020) – A 45-year-old Santa Clarita man was killed in a crash Thursday afternoon in a rural road off Fallbrook.
The crash happened around 12:53 p.m. in the 3400 block of West Sandia Creek Drive.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the man was driving a 2009 Ford flatbed commercial vehicle hauling fencing materials. He was traveling southbound down a steep road when he lost control at a curve.
The truck slid left across the northbound lane and plunged about 50 feet down a steep, brushy embankment, CHP officials said. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officials did not release the victim’s name pending family notification.
Fuel from the wreckage leaked onto the brushy hillside and a hazmat response team cleaned up the spill.
The CHP did not rule out intoxication as a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.
We at Sweet James extend our sincerest sympathies to the loved ones and friends of the victim.
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