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One person dead after car flies off of I-5 in Pacific Beach

Posted at 2:47 PM, Feb 18, 2020

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — One person is dead after his SUV careened off Interstate 5 near Pacific Beach Tuessday.

A driver was traveling on northbound I-5 near Garnet Ave. just before 2 p.m. when a witness tells 10News the white Toyota RAV 4's passenger-side wheels became caught on the freeway guardrail.

As the vehicle continued it fell off I-5, traveled down an embankment, and landed on its top on Garnet Ave. below the freeway. It wasn't immediately clear how the vehicle lost control to start, California Highway Patrol said.

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The male driver was severely injured in the crash and died at the scene, CHP says.

Video from Sky10 showed the white SUV overturned in the center of the road and surrounded by debris. Police closed both directions of Garnet and Balboa Avenues to investigate and clear the scene. No I-5 lanes were closed due to the crash.

A white Lexus sedan traveling eastbound on Balboa Ave. was hit by debris from the crash. That driver was not injured.