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Truck driver dies after suffering medical condition on I-15

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - According to California Highway Patrol, the driver of big rig car carrier has died Monday morning after a possible heart attack that caused him to drive over the side of Interstate 15 at Aero Drive.

The truck, which was not loaded, was heading south on the highway about 6:40 a.m. when witnesses said it began to weave, the California Highway Patrol said.

It veered across all lanes and then careened over the embankment and landed on Murphy Canyon Road, the CHP said.

The driver of the truck was unconscious and had no visible injuries when emergency crews arrived, the CHP said.

CHP Officer Ken Jackman said it appears he suffered some sort of medical emergency prior to the crash. He died a short time later at Sharp Hospital from issues related to that condition, Jackman said.

His name has not been released.

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The scene of a major accident involving a semi-truck in Murphy Canyon has been cleared.

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SAN DIEGO (CNS/CBS 8) - A car-hauling tractor trailer overturned Monday in a crash involving two other vehicles on Interstate 15 and landed on a side road, authorities said.

The crash on southbound I-15 near Aero Drive was reported at 6:40 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

According to the CHP, the driver had a medical emergency.  Witnesses reported seeing the semi swerve across all lanes of the 15 before going over the side, landing on Murphy Canyon Road by Walmart.

Paramedics transported the driver to Sharp Memorial Hospital, a San Diego fire-rescue dispatcher said. Details of the injury were not immediately available.

Traffic is being diverted around the accident.

Watch News 8 at 11 a.m. for more details on this developing story.

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