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4 dead after truck plunges off San Diego-Coronado Bridge into crowd

Four people are dead after a truck flies off the Coronado Bridge and into a crowd of people standing below. (KSWB)

Four people are dead after a truck flies off the Coronado Bridge and into a crowd of people standing below. (KSWB)

SAN DIEGO — A pickup truck plunged off the San Diego-Coronado Bridge and plowed into a crowd gathered at a park below, leaving four people dead and at least eight injured.

Witnesses say the truck landed on a vendor tent set up for a motorcycle festival at Chicano Park Saturday afternoon.

A spokesman for the city Fire-Rescue Department says four people died at the scene. Lee Swanson said eight people were taken to the hospital: four suffered major traumas and four had minor injuries.

It’s not immediately clear whether the deceased were in the vehicle or in the crowd below. The truck’s front end was crushed and its hood popped open.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

The park is located beneath the bridge in a predominantly Hispanic neighborhood in central San Diego.