SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA — A 21-year-old man has died after a single-vehicle accident early Thursday off California Highway 67 in El Cajon, reports FOX 5 San Diego.
The fatal wreck took place at the intersection of Broadway and Fletcher Parkway, shortly before 4:30 a.m.
An early investigation indicates the young man was driving a white sedan and had just exited SR-67 when he lost control while trying to turn left onto Broadway.
Officials said the vehicle collided with a traffic signal pole at about 45 miles per hour. The driver, who was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, suffered serious injuries.
Medics and police officers responded to the scene after receiving calls from witnesses.
The victim was rushed to a local hospital, where he was in a comatose state for hours before being pronounced brain dead.
An investigation into the cause of the accident remains underway.
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