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Four people are killed and nine others injured after truck plunges from bridge

NewsBy Neil Fetherston
Four people are killed and nine others injured after truck plunges from bridge

Four people have been killed and nine others injured after a truck plunged from bridge into crowded California park.

A member of the US Navy has been arrested after his pickup truck drove off the San Diego bridge and fell onto a festival below.

Authorities identified the driver as Richard Anthony Sepolio, 25, who was stationed at the naval base on Coronado Island across the bay from San Diego.

Sepolio was alone in the truck yesterday afternoon when he lost control and it struck a guardrail and fell 60 feet onto a vendor’s booth at Chicano Park, California Highway Patrol Officer Jake Sanchez said.

He was taken to the hospital with major injuries and was later arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs causing deaths and injuries, the officer said.

“It’s horrible. It’s horrific. We had innocent people down here having a good time and now they’re gone,” Sanchez said.

The California Highway Patrol identified the deceased as a 62-year-old man and 50-year-old woman from Chandler, Arizona, and a 59-year-old man and 49-year-old woman from Hacienda Heights, a suburb east of Los Angeles.

Authorities did not immediately release their names.