Driver dies after car swerves off SR-163

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SAN DIEGO — A man was fatally injured Monday morning when he slammed into a tree while driving south on Interstate 163 near Clairemont Mesa, the California Highway Patrol reported.

The accident was reported shortly before 6 a.m. The driver suffered major injuries and was taken away in an ambulance.

Witnesses said the man was traveling at freeway speed when he swerved off the road and struck a tree.