A suspected drunk driver is in jail after he lost control of his work truck, veered across several lanes of traffic and struck and killed a woman who was jogging in Lakeside. CHP Officer Travis Garrow says it happened around 6:40p.m. on North Woodside Avenue near Riverford Road.
The driver, 46-year-old Michael Woodfill of Santee, was traveling eastbound in a 2017 Chevrolet truck when he drifted to his right and hit a chain link fence, Garrow said. He then over-corrected, steered the truck across the opposite lane and struck the women, who was running on the north side of the road. She suffered major injuries, and was taken to Sharp Memorial Hospital, where she later died, Garrow said. Her name has not been released.
Woodfill's truck continued down a dirt embankment after striking the woman, where it overturned, Garrow said. Woodfill remained at the scene, and officers determined he was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the deadly collision.
Woodfill was arrested and booked into San Diego Central Jail on suspicion of felony driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter. CHP is continuing to investigate the incident, and ask anyone with information to call the El Cajon station at 619-401-2000.
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