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Man dies after slamming into tree in National City

Posted at 7:03 AM, Mar 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-17 10:12:46-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A man died Sunday morning after California Highway Patrol says his car flipped over before slamming into a tree in National City.

According to CHP, the crash happened around 3 a.m. on I-805 south near Plaza Boulevard.

Officers say the vehicle was speeding when the driver lost control and flipped several times before hitting the tree.

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At this time, it’s unclear if drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.

The crash was the second deadly collision on the 805 south in two days. Saturday morning, a wrong-way driver crashed into another vehicle on I-805 south near the I-8 connector.

According to CHP, both drivers were taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The wrong-way driver later died at the hospital.