Tow Truck Driver Killed Fixing Flat Tire

The victim has been identified as Jabar Issa, 48, of El Cajon

A tow truck driver was killed while responding to a job Saturday morning in San Marcos.

Another tow truck driver was taken to the hospital with a broken leg and “massive internal injuries,” according to the California Highway Patrol.

The fatal accident happened around 7 a.m. Saturday on eastbound State Route 78, east of Nordahl Road. The two tow truck drivers were fixing a flat tire on a Nissan pickup truck parked on the right shoulder, CHP said.

That’s when a Ford F-250 truck drove into the shoulder, hitting the workers and their vehicles, according to CHP.

One tow truck driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The San Diego County Medical Examiner has identified him as 48-year-old Jabar Issa of El Cajon

The driver with the flat tire suffered cuts and scrapes. The Ford F-250 driver wasn’t hurt.

CHP did not say what caused the crash or if that driver could face any charges.

On Dec. 28, a tow truck driver was seriously injured while responding to a fender bender in Encinitas. The man who struck him was charged with felony DUI.

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