Driver killed in high-speed crash near border

SAN DIEGO - A motorist was killed Friday afternoon when he crashed a pickup truck off a street in the Tijuana River Valley, just north of the U.S.-Mexican border.

The man was heading west at high speed in the 2600 block of Monument Road when his 1998 Toyota Tacoma hit an asphalt curb and a rock, and overturned, according to San Diego police.

The victim died of head injuries at the scene of the wreck, which was reported shortly before 3:30 p.m., SDPD Officer Frank Cali said.

The driver's name was not immediately released.

The exact cause of the crash is under investigation. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call San Diego police or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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