Two Pedestrians Hit & Killed by Impaired Driver 

A suspected DUI driver hit and killed two pedestrians in National City on Wednesday evening. 

The incident took place on June 22nd around 10:20 p.m. on East Plaza Boulevard. 

Tayishe Baltys, 43, was driving a truck impaired when she hit Brian McKee, 39, and a 15-year-old girl. 

Sadly, the teenage girl died at the scene. McKee was rushed to the hospital where he later died, unfortunately. 

The driver was arrested for DUI and vehicular manslaughter and is being held on $500,000 bail. 

An active investigation is underway. 

JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends Brian McKee. 

According to statistics, there was a 26% increase in pedestrian deaths in California from 2014-2018.

In addition, California’s pedestrian fatality rate is about 25% higher than the national average.

Tips for pedestrians: 

  • Always be aware of your surroundings
  • Avoid distractions (use of headphones, cell phone) 
  • Obey traffic laws & signals
  • Always use crosswalk

Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.

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