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Driver in California 200 crash identified by authorities

August 15, 2010 |  1:27 pm

A San Marcos man drove the truck that crashed into a crowd of spectators watching an off-road race in the Mojave Desert, officials with the California Highway Patrol said Sunday.

Brett M. Sloppy, 28, lost control of his modified 2000 Ford Ranger while he was driving 45 to 50 miles per hour, killing eight people in the crowd, according to CHP Officer Joaquin Zubieta.

Sloppy was not arrested, and alcohol was not a factor in the crash, officials said. Of the 10 hurt in the crash, five suffered major injuries and another five had minor injuries.

-- David Zahniser

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