Family members say those who knew him well called him Pedro. Pablo “Pedro” Virgen was a single father who leaves behind two children and a host of family. A third child, Valerie Virgen, lost her life to leukemia a little more than a year ago.
Virgen died not even a month after his 50th birthday. His . Carlsbad police and firefighters found him around 10 a.m. March 21 on Bluewater Road with a severe injury to his torso.
According to Lt. Marc Reno with the Carlsbad Police Department, “It appears the driver was the sole occupant of a Waste Management trash truck who had fallen out of his vehicle for an unknown reason. After falling out of his vehicle, the driver was run over by his own vehicle.”
There will be viewing services for Virgen at Eternal Hills Cemetery & Mortuary Wednesday, March 30, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be Thursday, March 31, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the same location, 1999 El Camino Real in Oceanside. For more information, click here.