Alpine accident

MOTHER’S DAY TRAGEDY IN ALPINE

By Miriam Raftery

May 11, 2014 (Alpine) – A woman has sustained head injuries and is not expected to survive, after somehow exiting a moving truck driven by her boyfriend.  The incident occurred in the 4000 block of Willows Road in Alpine at 2:50 a.m.   The Sheriff’s Homicide unit is investigating the incident.

According to Homicide Lieutenant Glenn Giannantonio, the Sheriff’s Communication Center received a call to investigate the incident. Names of the victim and driver have not been released, though both are adults. 


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CHILD AND 3 ADULTS SUSTAIN LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES IN ALPINE ROLLOVER CRASH

 

October 23, 2013 (Alpine) – Four people sustained life-threatening major injuries in a rollover accident on westbound I-8 at East Willows Road in Alpine at 11:50 a.m. on October 21.   None were properly restrained in seat belts, according to CHP officer Kevin Pearlstein.

According to the CHP, a 28-year-old woman from Campo was driving a 2001 Ford Explorer westbound at about 70 miles per hour when her vehicle drifted onto the dirt center divide and rolled out.  A 2-year-old girl was ejected from the vehicle.  She was transported to Children’s Hospital.


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BABY DELIVERED AFTER ALPINE CRASH DIES AT HOSPITAL; MOTHER ALSO KILLED

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October 10, 2013 (Alpine) –  An infant girl delivered by emergency Caesarean after her mother was fatally injured in a car accident has also died of injuries from the crash.  The medical examiner identified the newborn as Baby Oliver.

Darneshia McFarlin, 27, was eight months pregnant when the accident occurred the morning of October 6th.   She was a passenger in an Oldsmobile driven by her husband when he lost control and the vehicle rolled over.


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CHILD STRUCK BY VEHICLE IN ALPINE

 

 

March 15, 2013 (Alpine) -- An 11--year-old boy has been struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Alpine Boulevard and Tavern Road, Incident Page Network (IPN) reports. Mercy Air is on standby.

According to the CHP website, the vehicle that struck the child is a Honda Odyssey.

Watch for updates on this story soon.


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7 HOSPITALIZED AFTER MULTI-CAR CRASH IN ALPINE


January 7, 2012 (Alpine) – A multi-vehicle pile-up shut down I-8 east near Dunbar Road this evening, but the roadway is now open, CHP reports. The accident results in injuries to seven people, who were transported to Grossmont Hospital.


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EL CAJON MAN IDENTIFIED AS DRIVER KILLED IN ALPINE AFTER HITTING SEMI-TRUCK


November 17, 2011 (Alpine)—The San Diego Coroner's office has identified Patrick Strobel, 52 of El Cajon as the driver who was killed yesterday in Alpine.

Strobel was driving a Honda Accord when for unknown reasons, he rear-ended a semi-truck on I-8 eastbound just west of Willows Road.


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DRIVER KILLED IN HEAD-ON COLLISION WAS FATHER OF ALPINE TEEN KILLED SAME DAY

By Miriam Raftery


“How many more children are going to have to die before we get a high school in Alpine?” – Rose Urdahl, Alpine resident

 

Update November 11, 2011:  Mother discharged from hospital


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BERNICE SAFFORD, 82, KILLED IN ALPINE CAR ACCIDENT; HUSBAND SERIOUSLY INJURED


September 16, 2011 (Alpine) – The San Diego Medical Examiner’s office has identified Bernice Helen Safford, 82, as the victim killed in a car accident yesterday afternoon in Alpine. According to Officer Brian Penning at the California Highway Patrol, Safford’s husband, who was a passenger in the vehicle she was driving, was also seriously injured and remains hospitalized.

 

 


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4 TRAFFIC ALERTS IN EAST COUNTY, INCLUDING A FATALITY ACCIDENT IN ALPINE


September 15, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – Four breaking news incidents impacting traffic have occurred in Jacumba, Alpine, El Cajon and Escondido, including a fatality accident and another with serious injuries. Other road closures have occurred due to a gas line break and a small brush fire.

 


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ROLLOVER ACCIDENT AT I-8 & WILLOWS ROAD IN ALPINE, ROCKSLIDES ON SUNRISE HIGHWAY

 

February 18, 2011 (Alpine) – A solo vehicle spun out of control, rolling overall several times shortly before 10 p.m. tonight on eastbound I-8 just west of Willows Road in Alpine. According to the California Highway Patrol website, one patient is bleeding from the head.

 

In addition CHP has received a report of a mudslide or rockslide on Sunrise Highway near mile marker 17. A separate caller reported a boulder on the southbound side of Sunrise Highway near old Highway 80.


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WOMAN KILLED IN ALPINE HEAD-ON CRASH IDENTIFIED; DRIVER FACES CHARGES

October 4, 2010 (Alpine) -- Cathrine Marie Harless, 63, of Alpine was killed Saturday night in a head-on collision on Alpine Boulevard East of Dunbar, the San Diego Medical Examiner’s office reports. Her pick-up truck was struck by another pick-up driven by Brian Peterson, 40, of Rancho Bernardo.


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HEAD-ON COLLISION KILLS MOTORIST IN ALPINE

October 2, 2010 (Alpine) – A truck and another vehicle have collided in Alpine, resulting in at least one fatality, according to the California Highway Patrol. The accident was reported at 8:25 p.m. on Alpine Boulevard just east of Dunbar Lane.


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ELDERLY DRIVER DIES FOLLOWING ALPINE CRASH

August 20, 2010 (Alpine) – The driver of a 2005 Dodge Caravan that rolled over on I-8 near Willows Road on August 17th died at a hospital later that evening, the San Diego Medical Examiner’s Office reports. Traffic was shut down on I-8 following the crash to allow an air ambulance helicopter to land.


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