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Driver killed in fiery car crash in Tierrasanta

Posted at 6:18 AM, Jan 25, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-25 13:57:33-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – A driver was killed Wednesday morning in a vehicle crash in San Diego’s Tierrasanta area.

San Diego Police said the crash occurred just after 4:30 a.m. in the 4300 block of Santo Road, near Shields Street.

Police officers at the scene told ABC 10news that emergency crews were called to the area after a reported crash in which a 2013 Mercedes-Benz struck a tree head-on in the center median and burst into flames.

As firefighters put out the blaze, the male driver was found dead inside the wreckage. Police said no other occupants were inside the car.

Both directions of Santo Road, between Shields Street and Orleck Street, were shut down for several hours due to the crash investigation.

Police stated, “No other vehicles are believed to be involved at this time.”