By SDCN Editor
Vista, CA–Authorities are investigating a vehicle collision with a trash truck that killed a driver, the Sheriff’s office said Wednesday.
The Sheriff’s Communication Center received a 4:03 p.m. report of an unknown injury collision in front of Primo’s Food Market located at 1535 West Vista Way in Vista.
When deputies arrived on the scene with Vista Fire Department personnel, they observed a silver Mazda 6 sedan in the westbound lanes of West Vista Way wedged into the rear of an EDCO trash truck. Deputies observed a deceased male in the passenger seat of the Mazda with injuries believed to be caused by the collision. Deputies attempted to locate the driver of the Mazda on the scene but were unsuccessful.
During the preliminary investigation, the registered owner of the vehicle was identified and deputies attempted to contact the owner at their address with no success.
At this time, it is unknown if alcohol and/or drugs were a factor in the collision.
The Vista Traffic Division is handling the investigation.