Gregory E. Gates, 72, of Yuma, Arizona, was killed in a San Diego car accident when his vehicle veered out of control and rolled over. According to a news report in The San Diego Union-Tribune, the fatal rollover accident occurred on Interstate 8 in Jacumba the morning of March 28, 2011. The victimâ€™s vehicle went off the freeway and then struck an embankment before rolling over. Gates was transported to a local hospital where he died. The cause of the fatal injury accident is under investigation.
My heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of Gregory E. Gates following this tragic rollover accident. My thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time.
San Diego Car Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrolâ€™s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), 90 people were killed and 2,252 were injured as a result of car accidents in the unincorporated areas of San Diego County. During that same year, there were 246 fatalities and 13,527 injuries reported as a result of San Diego County car accidents.