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Traffic accident victim identified

March 05, 2002|STAFF REPORT

The county Coroner's Office has identified a man killed in a single-vehicle traffic accident Monday as a rural Calipatria resident.

Jose Orozco Gonzalez, 52, was killed when his vehicle struck a dirt berm and crashed into a cement ditch near Blair and Sinclair roads in North County.

County Coroner Investigator Deputy Rick Williams said Gonzalez was traveling north on Blair when he lost control of his vehicle about 6 a.m. When he attempted to regain control, the pickup he was driving impacted with the dirt berm.

Information on what caused him to lose control of the truck was unavailable this morning.

The cause of death remained under investigation this morning.

An autopsy was being conducted today.

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