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Lake Elsinore Man Killed After Car Stalls In Chino Hills

Lake Elsinore resident Dallas Dunn, 57, died after his stalled vehicle was hit from behind in Chino Hills.

A Lake Elsinore man who had car trouble on State Route 71 has died after his stalled vehicle was rammed from behind while he waited for a tow truck.

Dallas Dunn, 57, was traveling on southbound SR 71 during the late night hours of Sept. 28 when the 2009 Toyota Yaris he was traveling in starting having trouble.

Dunn pulled over to the right shoulder, just north of Butterfield Ranch Road in Chino Hills, and waited inside his vehicle for the tow truck he had called, according to a statement from the San Bernardino County Coroner’s Office.

While waiting for help, another vehicle -- also traveling southbound on State Route 71 – for unknown reasons drifted onto the right shoulder and rear-ended the Yaris, causing it to overturn, the coroner’s office reported.

Dunn was transported to Chino Valley Medical Center where he was pronounced dead Sept. 29 at 1:09 a.m. from injuries sustained in the crash, according to the coroner’s office.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.

Vicky Bradshaw October 05, 2012 at 07:17 AM
He was a dear friend of ours and left behind a wife Kathy who loved him dearly. He was a great man. And we will miss him deeply. Rest in peace our dear friend. Love Vicky and Doc Bradshaw
Vicky Bradshaw October 05, 2012 at 07:24 AM
The young guy fell asleep behind the wheel. Mrs Dunn feels sorry for him because he will remember this the rest of his life that he killed someone. Mrs Dunn is devasted just like the rest of his family and friends. He should have never been taken away. He had a good soul and his wife Kathy loved him very much. This should have never happened.
censored messenger October 05, 2012 at 05:41 PM
It's safer at that time of night to get out of the vehicle and wait safely away from the road entirely. It's sad that we have to live this way, on the lookout for blind drunks..
Teller of Truth October 05, 2012 at 05:49 PM
@Censored Mess, No one was drunk here. Try reading the article AND the comments.
Teller of Truth October 05, 2012 at 05:53 PM
My deepest condolences go out to the Dunn Family & to their friends and other relatives. I hope that in time, you will be able to get past this tragedy and be able to remember all of the good times that you shared together. Celebrate his life and all that he meant until you are reunited again. Take good care of each other.

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