Car Crashes into Tree off Ortega, One Dead

The fatal collision has temporarily shut down the westbound lanes of Ortega Highway.

Originally posted at 9:31 a.m. May 19, 2104. Edited with new details.

A driver whose car hit a tree along Ortega (74) Highway died Monday.

The crash east of the San Diego (5) Freeway near Antonio Parkway was reported at 7:57 a.m., according to a California Highway Patrol dispatcher.

Authorities temporarily closed westbound lanes to accommodate an investigation.

--City News Service
Average American May 19, 2014 at 03:01 PM
Guy hit a tree and died, end of investigation.
spike May 19, 2014 at 04:05 PM
I cant believe this was fatal. The car was not that bad or at least it didn't look bad when we drove by. There were two ladies standing next to the car with the drivers door open. I assumed one of the ladies was the driver. Must of happened literately minutes before we got there as the police were just showing up. No seat belt? I think this was a daily commuter too because that Mercedes C230 looked familiar.
KW May 19, 2014 at 08:58 PM
AlwaysPO'd May 20, 2014 at 01:05 AM
Maybe the guy died while driving and that caused the crash?


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