Homeless man crushed by car in National City

SAN DIEGO - A woman claims she fell asleep when her car went off the roadway and down an embankment, crushing a homeless man to death overnight Thursday in National City.

California Highway Patrol troopers found the victim underneath the car about 30 minutes after responding to the crash.

According to CHP, a little after midnight, the sedan was going west on State Route 54 when it went off the road and down a 150-foot the embankment and into a canyon, smashing through a transient camp.

The driver and her passenger were not hurt. The name of the victim was not immediately released.

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