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Driver killed in Otay Mesa SR-905 crash, several others injured

Posted at 9:31 AM, Jan 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-08 17:48:00-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A driver was killed and several teens were injured Tuesday night in a high-speed solo vehicle crash along State Route 905 in south San Diego.

The crash happened on the westbound lanes near the Beyer Boulevard off-ramp about 9:15 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

The driver lost control of the dark-colored Chrysler 300, struck the center divide, and was ejected from the car. The victim was declared dead at the scene. It was initially reported that the driver, a 21-year-old male, was a teenager.

Firefighters worked to extricate two passengers trapped in the rear passenger seats, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

The injured victims, three males and two females ranging in age between 15- to 21-years-old, were transported to UCSD and Scripps Mercy for their injuries. Their conditions are unknown at this time.

CHP officers are investigating if drugs, alcohol, or distracted driving contributed to the crash.

Investigators are asking anyone that witnessed the crash to contact the California Highway Patrol.

The Beyer Boulevard on-ramp to the westbound state Route 905 was shut down until at least midnight, according to the CHP.