JACUMBA ACCIDENT CLAIMS LIFE OF MAN WITHOUT SEAT BELT

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December 22, 2009 (Jacumba) – John Carl Bauld, 47, died from injuries sustained in an accident on eastbound I-8 west of Jacumba Road on December 20th. Bauld, a passenger, died after the driver lost control of the vehicle, which rolled down an embankment.

Bystanders pulled Bauld from the vehicle and initiated CPR until medics arrived, who also tried to resuscitate him, but were unsuccessful. CHP responded and Bauld, a white male of unknown residence, was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:28 p.m., according to the County Coroner.

  Update 12/26:  The California Highway Patrol reports that Gene Washburn was drunk when he was behind the wheel of a 1993 Buick Regal that crashed on eastbound I-8 around 3:40 p.m. Sunday, according to Channel 6 News.


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john bauld

I really wish you people would check your facts !! john was wearing a seat belt when he was killed by the drunk who was behind the wheel. i think you should be writting about that. Johns sis

correction

The Coroner's office now confirms that the victim was wearing a seatbelt.  We apologize for the error and have corrected the copy.

 Our story was based on early info from the Coroner's report, which stated only that the car left the road for unknown reasons.

The California Highway Patrol has since reported that Gene Washburn was drunk when he was behind the wheel of a 1993 Buick Regal that crashed on eastbound I-8 around 3:40 p.m. Sunday.

 

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