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Tow-truck driver suffers fatal injuries

(Lemon Grove man suffers fatal injuries.)…Deputy Coroner Rodolfo Barron says the man was pronounced at the scene.

35-year-old Cuztodio Ramirez the third was driving a tow-truck eastbound on Interstate 8, coming down the mountain grade, at 4:40 Tuesday afternoon. The truck went off the roadway and crashed into the mountain. Ramirez suffered fatal injuries. Barron says an autopsy is pending to determine the exact cause of death. A passenger in the vehicle suffered major injuries and was flown to UCSD for treatment. The passenger was not identified.