Man denies causing truck to plunge off Mission Valley freeway

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SAN DIEGO -- Jose Uribe, 20, denied any connection to the accident that forced the driver of a truck to plunge at least 50 feet off an elevated freeway transistion in Mission Valley over the weekend.

The truck came to rest in the parking lot of Dave and Buster's restaurant after hitting the building on the way down.

The driver of the truck survived the crash but remains hospitalized.

Through his attorney, Uribe pleaded not guilty.

Prosecutors insist Uribe is responsible, saying a tip from a passenger who was in his truck when the accident happened, led to his arrest.

"The defendant was seen swerving in his vehicle, then struck the driver of the truck. The victim lost control  and went over guardrail  and dropped 50 feet, hit a building  and landed in parking lot," said Deputy District Attorney Jalyn Wang.

Uribe was already on probation for taking part in the rape of an unconscious woman.

He will remain in jail held on $100,000 bond.

He arrived in court on a wheelchair, but his injuries are not related the accident that he is accused of causing.

7 comments

  • SoCalPastafarian

    “saying a tip from a passenger who was in his truck when the accident happened, led to his arrest.”
    This is a bit ambiguous. Was the tip from someone in his own truck but in the passenger seat, a passenger in Uribe’s truck or a passenger in the truck that went off the overpass?

    • Vic

      Its not the least bit ambiguous. The article and video clearly state that it was a passenger in Uribes truck. Hope that man in the truck recovers and justice served. Be careful when driving folks!

  • Compa

    O lord i went to school with this young feller the year of 2013 i wish him luck i can tell you this one was missin screws

  • Francisco Diaz

    It’s shocking to see this guy be in this situation. I knew him from high school and he was a student with special needs. He was with the special ed. students. I think whoever is responsible for him has neglected him and is to be blamed for his actions, as he might not know what he is getting himself into due to his illness.

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