A 36-year-old San Diego husband and father died yesterday when his car slid on a freeway off ramp and slammed into a trash truck on Federal Blvd. Jose Lerma lost control of his car when it traveled over a large patch of used oil that police say was illegally dumped there earlier in the day. Witnesses say Lerma fishtailed in the oil and lost control and crashed.
Police are looking for help in finding the individuals who dumped the oil, which police estimate was four five-gallon buckets. San Diego Crime Stoppers has offered a $1,000 reward, and are encouraging those with any information to call the Crime Stoppers tip line at (888) 580-8477.