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3 Escondido men among 8 killed in California 200 crash

August 15, 2010 | 12:10 pm

Three Escondido men were among the eight people killed when a truck crashed into spectators at an off-road race in the Lucerne Valley, authorities said Sunday.

The San Bernardino County coroner’s office on Sunday identified seven of the eight people killed in the California 200 crash. They are Brian Wolfin, 27, of Escondido; Anthony Sanchez, 23, of Escondido; Aaron Farkas, 25, of Escondido; Andrew Therrin, 22, of Riverside; Zachary Freeman, 24, of Fillmore; Dustin C. Malson, 24, of Ventura; and Danica Frantzich, 20, of Las Vegas.

Six of the seven died at the scene. Farkas was airlifted to Loma Linda University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead shortly after 11 p.m., coroner’s officials said.

The eighth victim’s name has not yet been released.

The crash is being investigated by the California Highway Patrol.

-- David Zahniser

Photo: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times