Fatal single car crash on SB I-5 at SeaWorld Drive
SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - One person is dead after a single car crash near SeaWorld overnight.
According to police, a woman driving a red pickup
truck on southbound Interstate 5 veered off the highway near the SeaWorld exit
around 1:30 a.m. She missed a guard rail and crashed into a palm tree. The
sheer force of the impact damaged the pickup and knocked over the tree.
Emergency crews rushed to the scene and used
the Jaws of Life to try and cut her out of the pickup. The victim is
reported to be in her 20s or 30s.
Police say it's too early to determine if she
was speeding, under the influence or if she simply lost control of the
pickup. The crash remains under investigation.