1 killed after car, fuel tanker collide on Friars Road in Mission Valley

Friars Rd. expected to be closed for several hours

SAN DIEGO - One person was killed on Sunday when a car spun out on a rain-slick exit from Interstate 15 and crashed into an oncoming fuel tanker on Friars Road in Mission Valley.

The driver had been exiting northbound Interstate 15 onto westbound Friars Road at about 8:20 a.m., according to San Diego police Officer Dan Lasher.

The ramp was wet from recent rain and the driver's car spun out of control, slid across Friars Road and collided with the eastbound tanker, Lasher said.

The driver was killed in the crash, Lasher said. His or her name was withheld until relatives could be notified, Lasher said.

Friars Road was closed in both directions following the crash, and Lasher said the closure would likely extend for several hours. The roadway was reopened shortly before 3 p.m.

The curving offramp from northbound Interstate 15 to westbound Friars Road was also closed due to the investigation, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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