Authorities ID 1 of 3 homeless men killed by suspected drugged driver in downtown SD


Last updated 3/17/2021 at 10:02am

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Authorities on Wednesday publicly identified one of three homeless men who were killed when a station wagon with a suspected drugged driver behind the wheel jumped a curb in an East Village tunnel and plowed into a makeshift encampment on the roadside.

Rodney Diffendal, 40, was one of nine people struck shortly after 9 a.m. Monday on B Street just west of 16th Street, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office. He was pronounced dead at the scene, along with a 65-year-old man and a 61-year-old man whose names were withheld pending family notification.


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