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Driver ejected, killed in fiery crash on I-805 in North Park

Posted at 6:12 AM, Jul 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-12 14:58:37-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – A driver was ejected and killed early Tuesday morning in a fiery crash on Interstate 805 in the North Park area.

The crash occurred just after 2:15 a.m. on the southbound side of I-805 near University Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol.

CHP officials said a grey Toyota Camry -- for reasons unclear -- veered off the road and slammed into the center divider. As the vehicle spun out, the driver was thrown from the vehicle and the car burst into flames.

As responding firefighters put out the blaze, paramedics attempted life-saving measures on the driver. The victim -- identified as a 24-year-old Chula Vista man -- could not be resuscitated.

No other vehicles were involved in the wreck and no other injuries were reported.

The crash and emergency response forced the closure of multiple lanes for at least two hours.

The cause of the crash is under investigation; CHP officials said it is unknown if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.