Accident at El Cajon Intersection Leaves 1 Dead

Accident happened just after 3 p.m. Saturday

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    A 49-year-old man was killed Saturday afternoon after another driver ran a red light and hit him in El Cajon.

    The Medical Examiner’s Office says El Cajon resident, Jorge Byron Gallardo Vargas, was driving a 2004 Nissan Titan pickup and turning left from North 3rd Street onto Broadway about 3 p.m. when a driver of an eastbound 2005 Jeep Wrangler failed to stop at the red light on Broadway and crashed into the pickup.

    Vargas died at the scene, officials said.

    The driver of the Jeep was transported to an area hospital to be treated for injuries that were believed to be non-life threatening, according to El Cajon police.

    Both speed and alcohol appeared to be factors in the accident but an investigation was ongoing, police officials said.

    Anyone with information about the accident was asked to contact the El Cajon police department at (619) 441-1632.