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Oceanside Man Killed in Encinitas Crash

Benjamin Taylor, 49, of Oceanside, was killed in a two-vehicle Crash Monday in Encinitas.

Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated the crash location and date. Both items have been updated and Patch regrets the error. 

 A man killed Monday near Manchester Avenue in Encinitas was identified as 49-year-old Benjamin Taylor of Oceanside.

The Medical Examiner said Taylor was found unresponsive by a passerby in his Ford F150 pickup truck, in a ditch, against a tree, near Manchester Avenue in Encinitas after he crashed about 3:25 p.m. Monday.

Paramedics tried CPR, and Taylor was transported by ambulance to Scripps Memorial Hospital in Encinitas where, despite aggressive attempts to revive him, he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival, the Medical Examiner said.

—City News Service

Harvey Mushman December 30, 2012 at 02:03 PM
Ben was a great Husband, Father and Friend. You will be missed sorely. It was an honor knowing him. Greg Lee and Family
Lou Barron January 27, 2013 at 06:26 PM
My condolences to Mr. Ben Taylor's wife, children, parents, and all who loved him. It's an extremely difficult thing to lose a loved one. It seems Ben may have known Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and savior, if this is true, however difficult, because he'll be sorely missed in the flesh, believe and know he is in Paradise! - LB
Frank February 22, 2013 at 06:57 AM
Very sad. He was still a young man. Im sure Lou is right. Each person has an appointment to meet his maker.

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