Body found near car that plummeted off freeway

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LA PRESA, Calif. – A 49-year-old person was found dead Monday near the wreckage of a vehicle that apparently crashed off a freeway transition road near the Sweetwater Reservoir.

It was not immediately clear when the fatal accident on the transition from northbound state Route 125 to westbound SR-54 occurred, but a truck driver spotted the vehicle off the side of the roadway around 8:45 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

The transition was temporarily closed, which triggered a SigAlert, but the roadway was reopened shortly after 10 a.m., according to the CHP.