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Lakeside and La Mesa Men Identified as Pair Killed in Thursday’s Alpine Crash

Michael Roe of Lakeside and Steven Bossenbroek of La Mesa died in I-8 rollover accident.

Updated at 6:16 p.m. Aug. 18, 2012

Residents of Lakeside and La Mesa were identified Saturday as the two killed when the Lakeside man’s pickup truck veered off Interstate 8, struck a tree and overturned Thursday in Alpine.

Michael Claude Roe, 45, had lived with his minor son in a Lakeside apartment, according to the county Medical Examiner’s Office.

The passenger was listed as Steven Boyd Bossenbroek, 49, who online sources say has lived in La Mesa and San Diego. The Medical Examiner’s Office told City News Service his residence was unknown.

The men were westbound on Interstate 8 at normal highway speeds about 11:10 a.m. Thursday when their vehicle veered to the right off the roadway, hit a tree, overturned and pinned the driver inside the wreckage.

According to the examiner's report, a witness stopped to render aid but was unable to free Roe, and placed a 911 emergency call.

Emergency personnel said Roe was pronounced dead on the scene due to multiple blunt force injuries.

California Highway Patrol Officer Brian Pennings said Roe was wearing a seatbelt but his passenger was not. The officer said there was no initial evidence of drugs or alcohol involved.

 —City News Service contributed to this report.

Deena While August 19, 2012 at 12:26 AM
OK, that reads poorly...multiple blunt force injuries by emergency personnel????
Ken Stone August 19, 2012 at 01:20 AM
Good catch, Deena! I revised that sentence to remove the garbled meaning.

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