OCEANSIDE (CNS) - A driver's car hydroplaned on the old Coast Highway in Oceanside, and struck a palm tree which then collapsed on the car, killing the passenger, a 25-year-old Camp Pendleton-based Marine, coroners said Sunday.
The Marine, whose name was not immediately released, was the front seat passenger in a 2005 Ford Mustang. It had been headed north on Coast Highway, at Michigan Street, about 12:50 a.m. Saturday, according to the county Medical Examiner's Office.
The car's driver lost control on the wet pavement and the car hit the palm tree, which then fell on the vehicle, the Medical Examiner's office reported.
Oceanside police and fire personnel responded and extricated both the driver and the passenger who were then taken to a hospital. The passenger was pronounced dead at 2:55 a.m. Saturday, the Medical Examiner's Office reported.
According to Scripps Ranch residents, for weeks they've been waking up to deep scrapes and scratches that someone keyed in their vehicles, and on Sunday an arrest was made in connection with the incidents.
One person was killed and several others seriously injured in a head-on crash Sunday in Scripps Ranch.
A 71-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of stabbing her 31-year-old son at least four times with a kitchen knife, when an argument at their San Diego home Sunday escalated into a fight.
The San Diego Gulls will seek their team-record ninth consecutive victory Sunday when they face their rival, the Ontario Reign, at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario.
Some public facilities will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents Day and the Metropolitan Transit System will offer reduced service.
Just the thought of free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer joining the downtrodden, youthful San Diego Padres sent a morning jolt through the spring training clubhouse.
Cold weather, light rain, mountain snow and gusty winds are all in the cards for San Diego County, forecasters said Sunday.