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Memorial planned for four killed when moving truck hit power pole near Marina

MONTEREY COUNTY, Calif. (KION-TV) UPDATE Sept. 8, 2022, at 11:21 a.m.- A memorial is planned Saturday for the four people killed in late August when a moving truck hit a power pole outside of Marina.

Victims Ron, Art, Mike and Thomas will be honored by the organization Closer Walk with a memorial dinner at 4 p.m.

The group said all four men were homeless and got into the crash while trying to help a woman move. CHP has not identified the victims as of yet.

Four killed after moving truck hits power pole near Marina will be identified in a month

UPDATE Sept.1, 2022, at 11:21 a.m.- The California Highway Patrol said the four who died after their moving truck hit a power pole on Blanco Road near Marina Friday will not be identified for a while.

Memorial for those who lost their lives during the crash outside Marina.

The bodies were so severely burned DNA evidence identification will take a month, said the Monterey County Coroners' Office.

We will bring you their names once they are identified.

Four killed after moving truck hits power pole on Blanco Road near Marina

Four people are dead after a moving truck hit a power pole on Blanco Road near Marina on Friday.

The crash happened around 3 p.m. on Friday along Blanco Road near Reservation Road and Research Drive. The truck traveling eastbound swerved and hit the power pole on Research Road for an unknown reason.

CHP said the four victims died when the vehcile burst into flames after colliding with the pole.

The CHP confirmed the fourth death to KION around 4:30 p.m.

CHP-Monterey is asking drivers to avoid the area as they try to clear the scene and investigate how this crash happened.

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