Crash Video Files: University City, San Diego, California: George Matteson Killed In 4-Vehicle Accident; Soranun Booppanon Arrested

One man was killed in this 4-vehicle crash. Another man was arrested. He was injured, and 2 others were also injured.

Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Time: About 10:30 in the morning

City / County / State: University City, San Diego, California

Address: Intersection of La Jolla Village Drive and Genesee Avenue

Victims Killed:

1. George Matteson was 77 and lived in Pacific Beach, California.

Victims Injured:

1. Soranun Booppanon, who is also the suspect in this accident, is 39 and from Rancho Penasquitos, California. He sustained minor injuries.

2. The driver of an Audi also suffered minor injuries.

3. A passenger in Matteson’s vehicle was seriously injured.


Police believe that Booppanon ran a red light, causing a collision with Matteson’s vehicle in the intersection. He also hit two other vehicles (the Audi and a pickup). Police also believe that Booppanon was high on some type of drug.

Criminal Charges?

There didn’t appear to be formal charges at the time of the report. But an arrest was made on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and vehicular manslaughter.


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