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Driver dies in vehicle collision on Chula Vista street

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Posted at 9:02 AM, May 24, 2023

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) – A driver was killed and another driver was hospitalized following a collision on a Chula Vista street, police said Wednesday.

The crash was reported just after 6 a.m. in the 700 block of E Street, according to Chula Vista Police.

Chula Vista Police Sgt. Anthony Molina told ABC 10News that preliminary information indicated a vehicle driven by a male was traveling westbound on E Street “at a high rate of speed” when it veered into a turning lane and crashed into a car waiting to make a left turn, possibly into a McDonald’s parking lot.

Responding paramedics pulled the unconscious male driver from his vehicle and performed life-saving measures. However, the man, believed to be in his 50s, died at the scene, police confirmed. He was the lone occupant in his vehicle.

Police said the female driver of the waiting vehicle was taken to the hospital as a precaution. She was the lone occupant in her car.

The emergency response to the crash forced the closure of E Street between Woodlawn Avenue and the Interstate 5 overpass.

No other injuries were reported, and police believe no other vehicles were involved in the incident.