Update: Tuesday, 8:45 a.m.
The man who died when he was ejected through the winshield of a food delivery truck during a crash on Saturday morning was identified as Ramon Siordia Chavira, 76, according to San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office.
Chavira was from Tijuana. After being ejected from the vehicle, Chavira landed below on south SR 125, north of the Grossmont Boulevard undercrossing. He was declared dead at the scene.
A passenger in a truck was not wearing his seat belt, went through a windshield and over a freeway bridge railing and was killed as a truck crashed on a wet and curving freeway overpass in La Mesa Saturday morning, CHP officers said.
The passenger fell from the transition road linking westbound Interstate 8 to southbound state Route 125 in a rainstorm at about 7:45 a.m. today, CHP officers said. The driver was treated for minor injuries.
The 2000 GMC box truck's driver, a 32-year-old San Diego man, allegedly lost control due to his unsafe speed in the wet, rainy conditions and the truck struck a raised concrete wall on the shoulder along the roadway, the dispatcher said.
The force of the impact then propelled the vehicle across both lanes and head-on into the concrete wall on the other side, the dispatcher said.
The passenger was thrown through the windshield and onto southbound state Route 125 – several feet below, the dispatcher said.
The passenger was declared dead at the scene. He was also 32 years old and from San Diego, but his name was not immediately released.
The driver was taken to a hospital to be treated for minor injuries, the dispatcher said.
The crash had blocked lanes on southbound Route 125 and the connector overpass was temporarily closed, the CHP reported.
–City News Service