Salvador Cruz Rodriguez Fatal Crash Buckman Springs Road

 Salvador Cruz Rodriguez Fatal Crash Buckman Springs Road

Deadly Crash on Buckman Springs Road

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (April 18, 2023) — Salvador Cruz Rodriguez, 62, of Potrero, died in a head-on crash on Buckman Springs Road in the rural East County area.

The San Diego Medical Examiner released the man’s name.

The two-vehicle collision occurred around 2:25 p.m. on Friday, April 7th on Buckman Springs Road, north of Corral Canyon Road, the California Highway Patrol said.

Head-on Car Accident in East County

35-year-old man driving a white 2015 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck was traveling northbound on Buckman Springs Road, Fox 5 San Diego reported. The motorist reportedly veered over into the southbound lane and crashed head-on into a maroon 1997 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck, the news report said.

The second truck was driven by Salvador Cruz Rodriguez with a 59-year-old wife as its front seat passenger. Paramedics responded and pronounced the man deceased on scene. However, the female passenger and the 35-year-old man in the 2015 Toyota pickup, both suffered major injuries. They were transported by ambulances to Sharp Memorial Hospital, police said.

Investigators are working to determine if DUI was a factor in the crash on Buckman Springs Road.


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Source: Fox 5 San Diego News, SDME

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