Investigators sought Wednesday to pin down how a 20-year- outdated man who had crashed a truck off Interstate 8 close to the Parkway Plaza mall wound up struggling a deadly gunshot moments later.
The Lemon Grove resident was heading west by El Cajon shortly after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday when the white Dodge pickup he was driving veered off the roadway, went down an embankment and got here to relaxation upright on an entrance to the freeway at Mollison Avenue, in line with the California Freeway Patrol.
Shortly after the crash, witnesses heard what gave the impression of a single gunshot, CHP public-affairs Officer Jared Grieshaber stated.
The person, who apparently had gotten out of the pickup previous to the taking pictures, died on the scene. A handgun was discovered close to his physique, Grieshaber stated.
There was no proof that anyone else was concerned within the fatality, which was being investigated as a attainable suicide, the spokesman stated. It was unclear the place the person, whose title was withheld pending household notification, was heading or coming from on the time of the crash.
A pit bull terrier who had been using within the truck survived the wreck, seemingly unhurt, the CHP reported. Personnel with the San Diego Humane Society took custody of the canine and can preserve the animal till possession points could be settled, Grieshaber stated.