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.