Driver who suffered heart attack, crashed into a pickup truck ID'd as Jhun Tinoco

Grandaughter was in the car with Jhun Tinoco

SAN DIEGO - Authorities Wednesday identified a 66-year-old man who died from a heart attack while driving with his granddaughter and crashed into a pickup truck over the weekend.

Jhun Sembrano Tinoco of San Diego was driving a Jeep Cherokee south in the 2300 block of Ulrich Street near Dunlop Street about 9 a.m. Saturday with his granddaughter in the back seat, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office.

His granddaughter told police officers that her grandfather had grabbed his chest, then slumped over in the front seat, San Diego Fire-Rescue Department spokesman Maurice Luque said. The SUV veered across the center lane, collided with a northbound white Toyota, then rolled onto its passenger side, the Medical Examiner's Office reported.

Fire personnel tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate Tinoco, who was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Medical Examiner's Office, who listed his cause of death as "hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease" and diabetes as a contributing condition.

Tinoco's granddaughter was not injured, but she was taken to Rady Children's Hospital as a precaution, Luque said. The pickup truck driver was also uninjured.
 

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