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SUV strikes pine tree in Mira Mesa, driver ejected, killed

San Diego police
Posted at 7:38 AM, Aug 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-01 10:38:07-04

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A 58-year-old man was killed this morning when his SUV crashed into a tree in Mira Mesa and he was thrown from the vehicle.

The man was driving his white Cadillac SUV westbound in the No. 2 lane of Mira Mesa Boulevard at 1:10 a.m.

After passing through the intersection at Camino Ruiz, he made an unsafe movement to the left, causing the SUV to jump the center island and strike a large pine tree, ejecting the driver, who died at the scene, according to Officer Robert Heims of the San Diego Police Department.

It was unknown whether alcohol or drugs were factors in the crash, Heims said.

The name of the victim was not disclosed.