SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA — Property damage was reported Sunday morning after a woman crashed her Jeep into a street sign, tree, and fire hydrant in Chula Vista, reports OnScene.TV.
The incident took place in front of an Otay Ranch apartment complex in the area of Orion Avenue and Eastlake Parkway. It was first reported by OnScene.TV at 6:00 a.m.
A preliminary investigation suggests the driver fell asleep behind the wheel, causing her Jeep to run off the roadway and hit a street sign, a tree, and then the fire hydrant.
The driver was able to exit the Jeep and was not hurt. No other injuries were reported and no other vehicles were involved.
The collision caused water to spew approximately 60 feet into the area for nearly 45 minutes before crews with Otay Water District were able to shut it off.
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