Tractor-Trailer Swings into Traffic, Kills 1

San Diegan Jose Allen Cardosa was killed in the crash on I-805 near Lincoln Park

By Wendy Fry
|  Monday, Oct 22, 2012  |  Updated 1:34 PM PDT
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San Diego Man Killed in I-805 Crash

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A San Diego man killed in a multiple vehicle crash on the I-805 northbound freeway Sunday has been identified by officials.

The driver of a tractor-trailer lost control of his truck and the trailer swung across all lanes of the freeway near 47th Street near Lincoln Park, a California Highway Patrol sergeant said.

"The driver lost control and jack-knifed across all the lanes," Sgt. Steven Toth said. "Not long after, we don't know exactly how long after that, the vehicle was struck by a Toyota Yaris that went completely underneath (the trailer.)"

At least two people were in the black Toyota, according to Toth. The Toyota driver has been identified as Jose Allen Cardosa, 36, of San Diego. Cardosa was killed instantly officials said. A second person was transported to UCSD Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

San Diego firefighters used "jaws-of-life" tools to pry the victims from the wreckage. CHP had the freeway closed in the area for approximately two hours while firefighters worked to pull the victims from the mangled mess.

According to video from the scene, it appears a third female victim was also in the Toyota, but authorities have not yet officially released that information. The young female was also transported to the hospital with serious but not critical injuries, according to video from the scene.

A white Ford pick-up later crashed into the trailer, but did not go completely underneath like the Toyota, according to video from the scene.

No official word yet on how many others were injured. Check back for updates.

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