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Officials identify the truck driver that crashed into crowd in Watsonville, injuring at least three

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UPDATED 7/5/2021, 5:55 p.m. The suspect has been identified as 28-year-old Rosendo Ávila Aguilar from Salinas. According to Santa Cruz County Central Fire Division, the two people Aguilar ran over were: a firefighter and a spectator who were taken to a nearby hospital and have since been discharged. They're both recovering from the hit.

PREVIOUS STORY: Fire officials tell KION at least three people were hit, only two of them were taken to the hospital after a pick-up truck crashed into a crowd on Miles Lane in Watsonville Sunday night.

Santa Cruz County Central Fire Division Chief Anthony Cefaloni tells KION Watsonville Fire was out fighting a wildland fire on Miles Lane. A pick-up truck reportedly then drove into the scene and into a crowd that was watching the fire suppression effort.

No deaths have been reported. We do not know the extent of the injuries for those who went to the hospital.

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