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Mystery patient known as 'Garage 66' is identified after 16 years on life support

Mystery patient known as 'Garage 66' is identified after 16 years on life support

A man who's been lying anonymously in a hospital bed at Sharp Coronado Hospital for 16 years finally has a name.

The man, known for years as "Garage 66," is severely brain damaged and on life support. The San Diego County hospital's Villa Coronado Skilled Nursing Facility has been his home since 1999, when a car accident left him fighting for his life.

On Friday, the Mexican Consulate in San Diego announced that an effort by doctors, immigration authorities, politicians and educators has led to discovery of the man's identity.

But his name will not be made public. Because of confidentiality laws that protect patient information, Sharp HealthCare said it could...

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