Fatal crash closes freeway on-ramps

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SAN DIEGO – A driver was killed Tuesday morning after flipping his truck on the southbound I-805 on-ramp in Chollas View, California Highway Patrol said.

The accident occurred as a dark Nissan pickup truck was getting onto the eastbound state Route 94 from I-805 just after 2 a.m. The 32-year-old driver lost control of his truck and slammed into the on-ramp’s outer guardrail, blowing a hole in the rail and causing the truck to flip over, CHP officers said. A dark Toyota Matrix then crashed into the overturned truck.

Paramedics pronounced the truck driver dead at the scene. The 37-year-old driver of the Toyota Matrix suffered major injuries. Their names were withheld pending family notification.

The on-ramp from southbound I-805 to the eastbound 94 were closed until 8 a.m. Tuesday, according to CHP.

Drugs and alcohol were not believed to be a factor in the crash, CHP said.

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