CHP SEEKS HIT-AND-RUN DRIVER WHO KILLED MAN ON I-8 NEAR CAMPO

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East County News Service

April 13, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) – The California Highway Patrol seeks public help to find a driver who struck a man walking in dense fog last night along the shoulder of I-8 near Crestwood Road.  The vehicle likely has damage to the right front.

The victim was a 45-year-year old motorist from Phoenix who may have been going to the Golden Acorn Casino nearby, but ran out of gas.  A trucker found the man injured, lying face down and wearing dark clothing.

The victim was able to tell investigators he was struck by a vehicle, but could not provide a description.   He was taken by ambulance to a waiting medical helicopter at Viejas Casino, but died of his injuries while en route.  

If you have any information on this tragedy, please call the CHP at 619-401-2000.

Comments

Campo?

Of course (once again) I-8 goes nowhere near Campo. But as an SDU geography professor once quipped, anything east of El Cajon is "terra incognita." I recommend that ECN headline writers travel to the real east county sometime.

The Golden Acorn Casino is visible from I-8, in Campo.

The casino, which this man was heading to, has a Campo address and is so close to I-8 that it's plainly visible from the freeway, Don. I've actually been to Campo many times and while the main town of Campo is along highway 94, outlying portions lie along old highway 80 and at the northernmost portion, I-8; in fact the Campo wind farm is both north and south of I-8. 

Sorry, I don't buy it.

Campo, as you say, is down south on Hwy 94. The fact that the Golden Acorn on an Indian reservation has a Campo mailing address doesn't qualify to put it in Campo. That's another example of the sometimes shocking ignorance of "downtowners" regarding the real east county, which is in east county not Lemon Grove etc. ....Nobody out here would ever say that the casino is in Campo, because it isn't. We know where Campo is, and we know where the casino is -- on the Campo Indian Reservation, two different places.-- see wiki here