Car Accident: Roadside Flower Vendor Killed by DUI Driver

A woman described as friendly and loyal was killed this weekend while selling flowers at her roadside flower stand in Lakeside. According to reports, Gwendolyn Wheeler was talking to a taxi that had pulled over on the shoulder of Lake Jennings Park Road when the driver of a pickup truck drove across lanes and on the raised shoulder, striking the parked taxi. Ms. Wheeler died at a nearby hospital, and the taxi driver was seriously injured.

The driver of the pickup was not injured, and was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of prescription medication.

This wasn’t the only fatal car accident to plague San Diego County this weekend. A Fallbrook man suspected of driving under the influence died in a single car accident when he slammed his Toyota Camry into a power pole on South Mission Road. And in Oceanside, two men and a dog were killed in a fiery crash at the intersection of El Camino Real and Mission Road. Anyone with information about the Oceanside crash is asked to contact Officer Joe Torres at (760) 435-4930.

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