German Figueroa Killed in Crash on State Route 79 Near Palomar Mountain
Driver Hits Fallen Tree in Oak Grove Accident
Oak Grove, CA (December 30, 2019) – A man was killed after hitting a fallen tree in Oak Grove. The fatal accident occurred on the morning of December 30 on State Route 79.
A large oak tree had fallen into the northbound and southbound lanes of State Route 79 near Palomar Mountain. German Figueroa, 33, from Arizona, was driving a Kia SUV with a 7-year-old girl as a passenger. He was traveling at full speed when he hit the tree. The SUV became pinned underneath the oak tree.
Emergency crews rushed to the accident scene, but the man died from his injuries. The child was rescued from the SUV and airlifted to a local hospital. Her injuries are not considered life-threatening. Neither were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the friends and loved ones of German Figueroa.