Fatal San Diego Accident a Mystery for Sheriff’s Detectives

May 2, 2011 - San Diego, Calif. - San Diego County Sheriff's homicide detectives have been working on a case involving a fatal accident on Coronado for more than a month.

On April 21, investigators said they are still at a loss, as explained in a report at FOX5SanDiego.com. Roy Frank, a police sergeant, even said charges may not be filed.

The fatal San Diego accident occurred on March 3 when a Ford pickup truck that was reported stolen crashed south of Hotel Del Coronado on Silver Strand after causing other fender benders that left three people injured.

Two people were inside the truck, which was being chased by police. Before the chase, a phone caller told police dispatchers the truck had been carjacked.

The driver refused to yield to police. She sideswiped a patrol car, weaved wildly through traffic and crashed into another car. The truck then flipped over and caught fire.

The suspected carjacker and driver, Jamie Guillen, was killed in the accident, and so was her passenger, Roosevelt Lewis, who was thought to have been a victim. However, Sgt. Frank is not convinced. The caller who reported the truck stolen was a friend of Lewis.

Frank said there is insufficient evidence indicating that a carjacking or kidnapping occurred. Investigations will continue into this accident.

According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 3,081 traffic fatalities in California in 2009.

Occasionally, our firm will publish news stories about serious or fatal accidents in our coverage area in order to raise awareness about the types of crashes that can occur in San Diego and elsewhere in our region.

Some of the most common types of motor vehicle accidents include:
 

  • single-vehicle crashes;
  • crashes involving speeding;
  • crashes involving large trucks; and
  • rollover accidents. 


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Mark Blane
Founder of The Law Offices of Mark Blane, APC
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