Sleeping homeless man killed when car drives off freeway

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crash-graphicNATIONAL CITY, Calif. — A man who was sleeping in a homeless encampment in a South Bay canyon was killed when a woman crashed down an embankment off Highway 54 in National City early today, authorities said.

The fatality on westbound state Route 54 west of Highland Avenue was reported at 12:10 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.