CHP investigates fatal DUI-related crash in Valley Center

Crash at 15900 Woods Valley Road

VALLEY CENTER - Authorities Wednesday identified a 30-year-old Escondido man who died in an apparent alcohol-related vehicle crash in Valley Center.
   
Pedro Gaspar-Lajpop died in the crash in the area of 15900 Woods Valley Road about 7 p.m. Sunday, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office and the California Highway Patrol.
   
Gaspar-Lajpop was driving his 1989 Toyota Tacoma westbound when he veered to the right, bounced off a tree and crashed head-on into a second tree, CHP Officer Jim Bettencourt said in a statement. He died at the scene.
   
"It appears that alcohol played a factor in this collision," Bettencourt said.

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