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Caltrans Worker Dies In Accident

A Caltrans employee died early Tuesday morning in a single vehicle accident.

According to a Caltrans spokesperson , Oscar Vargas , 54 of Chula Vista , was apparently eastbound on Interstate 8 near In-Ko-Pah when his state pick up truck went out of control and struck and embankment. The accident occurred at about 3:30 A.M. Tuesday. Vargas was alone in the truck at the time of the accident. The California Highway Patrol Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team is handling the investigation. Vargas is survived by his wife Marie and two adult children. He worked for Caltrans for 29 years , most recently as a Transportation Civil Engineer.