Julian man killed in SR-78 accident

An 88-year-old Julian man was killed in an accident late Monday afternoon on State Route 78, east of Santa Ysabel, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s office.

Mitchell Durbin was driving eastbound near  Riverwood Road when his Dodge truck veered off the roadway and struck a tree around 4 p.m., reported the medical examiner. Paramedics responded and initiated CPR, but he failed to respond and was pronounced dead at the scene, the report stated. Durbin, the sole occupant of the truck, was wearing a seatbelt, according to authorities.

   
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