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Drunk driver killed in Mission Beach wreck

Posted at 7:51 AM, Aug 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-01 10:51:16-04
SAN DIEGO -- A suspected drunken driver crashed into a traffic pole in Mission Beach, killing himself and injuring his passenger Sunday night, authorities said.
  
The 56-year-old man behind the wheel of a 1998 Dodge van apparently lost control while turning from West Mission Bay Drive onto Gleason Road around 7:15 p.m. Sunday, according to San Diego police Officer Robert Heims. The van hit a curb, then the pole.
  
The gravely injured driver was taken to a hospital, but died later that night, Heims said. His name was not immediately available.
  
Heims said a female passenger suffered only minor injuries.