Mourners Gather in San Diego to Remember 4 Killed When Truck Plunged Off Bridge

It was shortly before 4 p.m. Saturday when Fernando Lucero felt the breeze from an airborne pickup truck rocket past his right shoulder.

The 20-year-old was celebrating at an annual festival at Chicano Park when a GMC truck driven by a suspected drunken driver flew off the San Diego-Coronado Bridge and landed in the park. Four people were killed and at least nine others were injured.

“It sounded like a bomb, or a torpedo hitting the water,” Lucero said.

His first move was to run over to protect his 10-year-old brother, Reyes, who was playing with a friend about 15 feet from where the truck landed. He said he was afraid the truck would explode.

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