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County medical examiner report finds pedestrian, meth-related deaths increased in 2016


Last updated 9/11/2017 at Noon

Chief County Medical Examiner Dr. Glenn Wagner visits an examining room for death investigations. Courtesy photo

Yvette Urrea Moe

County of San Diego

Communications Office

Pedestrian fatalities reached their highest number in decades, while methamphetamine-related deaths and homicides also increased last year compared to recent years. Those were among the findings noted in the San Diego County medical examiner’s just-released 2016 annual report.

“These statistics closely follow trends reported in 2015,” Dr. Glenn Wagner, the county medical examiner, said, “The report provides a view of recent death trends in San Diego County based on a subset of the total cases.”

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