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Authorities release identities of accident victims

February 20, 2001|By KELLY RAUSCH, Staff Writer

GLAMIS — The identities of a man killed and a woman injured in an off-road vehicle accident here Saturday were released today.

Wayne Neiss, 54, of La Habra sustained fatal injuries when the Sandrail off-road vehicle he was driving was broadsided by another Sandrail.

Neiss' passenger, Rose Solito, 37, was transported from the scene to Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley with major injuries. She was air-lifted that day to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla.

An operations supervisor at Scripps said Solito was in fair and stable condition this morning.

Solito's city of residence was unavailable this morning.

Brandon Lee Anderson, 28, of Anaheim was driving a Sandrail on a large sand dune known as Oldsmobile Hill when he allegedly lost control of the vehicle and hit Neiss' vehicle.

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Anderson was arrested and booked into county jail on various DUI and vehicular manslaughter counts, a California Highway Patrol press release states.

Anderson was being held on $1 million bond. As of presstime, Anderson was still in county jail.

Staff Writer Kelly Rausch can be reached at 337-3442.

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