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Fatal crash on Interstate 5 in University City

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A motorist was killed Wednesday when a car crashed off Interstate 5 in University City, went down an embankment and hit a tree.

The northbound sedan careened off the freeway for unknown reasons just south of Nobel Drive shortly after 2 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. The driver died at the scene.

Two people who may have been riding in the vehicle apparently ran off before authorities arrived, police said.

The accident created heavy congestion along a stretch of the commuter route, the CHP reported.

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