Man Killed after Car Slammed into Disabled Truck in San Diego
SAN DIEGO, CA (February 28, 2019) – One man died following a car crash on 5 Freeway near downtown San Diego on Monday, February 25.
According to the California Highway Patrol, a 21-year-old man from Calexico was driving a white Nissan Versa when he collided just north of Imperial Avenue on southbound 5 Freeway near Highway 94 at around 1 p.m.
CHP stated that the driver was allegedly going 80 to 90 miles per hour when he crashed into the center divider on the highway.
The Versa then collided into a disabled Prudential Overall Supply truck on the side of the roadway. The company is recognized for supplying and laundering automotive uniforms.
A CHP officer stated that the truck appeared loaded and wasn’t moving at the time of the incident. The truck sustained noticeable exterior damage toward its rear end.
A SigAlert was issued at around 1:26 p.m. in the area, closing all southbound lanes on the highway, officials said. Caltrans said all lanes were reopened at around 5:20 p.m.
Investigators do not believe drugs or alcohol was a factor in the collision at this time.
We at Sweet Law Group offer our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the man killed in this tragic accident.
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