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.
A Pacific storm that promises to heavily douse much of Southern California this week will deliver a considerably less dramatic infusion of precipitation in the San Diego area, according to the National Weather Service.
The National Weather Service is predicting rain around San Diego County this week, potentially heavy rain on Thursday. People in unincorporated areas can get free sandbags at numerous locations to help them protect their homes, properties and communities.
An increased police presence is expected Wednesday at Serra High after a threatening message was written on a school wall.
A Mexican woman in the U.S. illegally who was dragged away from her daughters by authorities in a widely viewed video was being released on her own recognizance Tuesday by an immigration judge in Southern California.
After a nearly three-hour public hearing, the City Council voted 8-1 Tuesday to approve a facility that would allow homeless people to store their valuables.
Kevin Towers, the former San Diego Padres player, scout and executive, will be posthumously inducted into the Padres Hall of Fame in a pre-game ceremony on May 12, the team announced Tuesday.
A flamingo that mysteriously appeared in the South Bay last month - like most people - seems to not want to leave San Diego.
Authorities Tuesday released the name of the 27-year- old victim who was fatally injured while playing a "punching game" with an acquaintance in a Gaslamp Quarter sports bar.