SAN DIEGO — Authorities say two men and two women were fatally crushed by a pickup truck that flew off the San Diego-Coronado Bridge onto people gathered at a festival at a park below.
The California Highway Patrol says the deceased were 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.
The CHP says 25-year-old Richard Anthony Sepolio lost control of a GMC pickup truck with Texas license plates while driving onto the bridge, struck a guardrail and plunged about 60 feet onto a vendor booth set up for a motorcycle festival at Chicano Park, the truck's front end was crushed and its hood popped open. He suffered major injuries.
Witnesses said four people in the booth were crushed by the truck. Eight people on the ground were injured.
Sepolio is a member of the U.S. Navy. He was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
CHP Officer Jake Sanchez said seven others suffered minor to moderate injuries.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
The park is located beneath the bridge in a predominantly Hispanic neighborhood in central San Diego.