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At least 1 dead after car veers off freeway in Otay Mesa, slams into tree

Posted at 6:21 AM, Oct 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-26 12:46:16-04

OTAY MESA, Calif. (KGTV) – A car veered off a freeway ramp in Otay Mesa and crashed into a tree, killing one person and injuring two others, the California Highway Patrol said Wednesday.

At around 3:15 a.m., a white BMW was traveling on the southbound Interstate 805 transition ramp to westbound state Route 905 when it went off the roadway and crashed into a tree.

Responding emergency crews ripped the car’s roof off and pulled three people from the wreckage.

CHP officials said the female passenger was pronounced dead at the scene; the 18-year-old female driver and another female passenger were rushed to the hospital with major injuries.

The southbound I-805 ramp to westbound SR-905 was closed for an extended period due to the CHP investigation.