Publish Date: 2021/10/25
SAN DIEGO, CA — One person died Sunday morning in a single-vehicle accident off Interstate 5 in San Diego’s San Ysidro neighborhood, reports FOX 5 San Diego.
Fire crews responded to the scene between a group of trees south of Interstate 905 at around 8:40 a.m.
San Diego Fire-Rescue said they had initially been called to the scene for an apparent brush fire, but arrived to find the driver deceased in a burning vehicle.
A preliminary investigation indicates the vehicle hit a tree on the side of the road and had been burning for 10 to 15 minutes before crews arrived. Authorities believe the driver either died from the impact of the crash or from the resulting fire.
After alerting California Highway Patrol and the coroner’s office, firefighters extricated the victim’s body from the wreck.
No further information has been released on the circumstances behind the fatal event.
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