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Tree Trimmer Struck and Killed by Vehicle

Valley Center CA— On November 24. 2015 at approximately 9:30 am a 34 year old male from Valley Center was driving his 2004 GMC Sierra southbound on Cole Grade Rd., just south of Margarita Ln at approximately 35 to 40 mph. In the area Davey’s Tree Service was trimming trees along the shoulder when one of the tree trimmers, an adult male from Escondido was pulling trees out of the roadway.

For reasons still under investigation the Tree Trimmer walked into the southbound lane directly into the path of the GMC Sierra. Unfortunately the driver could not stop prior to colliding into the adult male tree trimmer.

The driver of the GMC remained on scene until law enforcement arrived. All efforts were made to revive the male struck in this collision but they were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead on scene.

Alcohol or drugs do not appear to be a factor in this collision. It remains under investigation. At this time it is unknown if any charges will be filed in this case.