February 21, 2024
San Diego County
Medical Examiner’s Workplace. Picture by way of @SanDiegoCounty Twitter

Authorities have publicly recognized a 39-year-old Orange County man who died final week in a fiery predawn collision involving a tractor-trailer on Interstate 5 close to Torrey Pines State Seaside.

Eric Cavaness of Westminster was heading south at about 4:15 a.m. Thursday when the silver Toyota Tundra he was driving rear-ended the massive rig simply south of Del Mar Heights Highway, grew to become wedged beneath it and commenced burning, based on the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Workplace and California Freeway Patrol.

After emergency crews extinguished the flames, pulled the pickup truck from beneath the cargo trailer and freed Cavaness from the wreckage, paramedics pronounced him useless on the scene of the accident.

No different accidents have been reported.

— Metropolis Information Service