San Diego

Police identify victims killed in Saturday’s Midway area crash

The two-vehicle crash left 2 useless, and three injured close to Rosecrans Street at Sports Arena Blvd.

SAN DIEGO — Two folks have been killed and three others have been injured in a two-vehicle crash in San Diego’s Midway area, authorities stated Sunday.

On Monday, SDPD recognized the 2 individuals who have been killed as 81-year-old Suad Alsamarai and 23-year-old Ahmed Mazin Salah Alrawi. 

The crash was reported at 9:06 p.m. Saturday on Rosecrans Street at Sports Arena Blvd, stated San Diego police Sgt. Kevin Gibson.

A 31-year-old man rushing in a westbound 1999 Toyota Tacoma truck in the 2900 block of Sports Arena Boulevard hit a median and went airborne, the San Diego Police Department reported.

The truck landed on high of a northbound 2015 Toyota Sienna van, in the 3800 block of Rosecrans Street, which had 4 occupants.

The man and a lady in the again of the van, later recognized as 81-year-old Suad Alsamarai and 23-year-old Ahmed Mazin Salah Alrawi, died on the scene. 

Two different relations contained in the van suffered again accidents and have been taken to a hospital and later launched.

CBS 8 spoke to the youthful brother, Abdullah Alrawi, who stated he was driving the van.  He stated he had simply pulled a U-turn when, in the blink of a watch, the truck got here flying out of nowhere, hitting the van and inflicting it to roll over along with his household inside.

Abdullah and his mom have been in the entrance seat and have been in a position to get out.

Some close by good Samaritans helped him roll the van again over on its tires however his grandmother and brother have been deceased.

The household of 5 had immigrated to the United States from Iraq in 2014.

Ahmed was a school pupil, set to graduate with a level in cyber safety in the winter, the household stated.

During the chaos, the household’s canine — a 6-month-old German Shepherd named Cookie — escaped from van and ran away into the darkness.  The household remains to be on the lookout for the pet, which can be injured.

The driver of the pickup truck, a 31-year-old man, suffered damaged bones and different accidents, police stated, was transported to an area hospital.  His title has not been launched as of Monday.

San Diego police urged anybody with any data relating to the crash to name Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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