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Driver killed in solo crash on I-5 near Camp Pendleton

Posted at 2:51 PM, Dec 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-24 17:51:03-05

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (KGTV) — One man was killed early Thursday after his vehicle overturned and he was thrown from the vehicle in the North County.

The crash occurred just before 5 a.m. on southbound Interstate 5, south of Basilone Rd., according to California Highway Patrol. CHP believes the 40-year-old driver of a Toyota 4-Runner was traveling southbound when for unknown reasons, he left the roadway. The vehicle overturned and the man was thrown from the SUV.

CHP, Camp Pendleton Fire Department, and North County Transit District responded to the scene, but the man died at the scene. He was not immediately identified.

Investigators said they don't believe alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash, and are still looking into the crash.