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Burned-out car found smoldering by SR-54, driver missing

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NATIONAL CITY (CNS) - A car caught fire after an apparent crash off State Route 54 near the National City-Chula Vista city line early Tuesday, but its driver was nowhere to be found.

Someone called for help after spotting the small car in flames down an embankment behind a grocery store in the vicinity of State Route 54 and Highland Avenue shortly before 2 a.m., according to the California Highway
Patrol.

A police helicopter assisted in the search for the driver, and investigators made inquiries at several hospitals, authorities said. However, the driver was not immediately located. A tow truck was summoned to remove the burned car.

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