Vehicle drives off WB SR-78, crashes in backyard

SAN DIEGO - A Sig Alert has been issued for westbound state Route 78 near Mar Vista Drive after a vehicle drove off the freeway and into the backyard of a home.

The crash was reported just before 1:40 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. The vehicle, for unknown reasons, drove off the freeway and plummeted at least 50 feet down an embankment.

The vehicle then crashed into a tree in the backyard of a home in the 500 block of Rolling Hills Road.

Emergency crews were called to the scene, and a Sig Alert was issued due to traffic backing up from westbound SR-78 just east of Mar Vista Drive to Sycamore Avenue.

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