Crash on SR-163 sends driver to hospital, causes traffic jam

SAN DIEGO – A driver suffered minor injuries Wednesday morning in a multi-vehicle crash that caused one vehicle to rollover, briefly blocking traffic on state Route 163 near downtown San Diego, authorities said.

It happened shortly before 5:25 a.m. on the southbound SR-163 transition ramp to Interstate 5, California Highway Patrol Officer Tommy Doerr said.

A truck rolled over and San Diego Fire-Rescue Department crews were able to get the driver out. The person was taken to Scripps Mercy Hospital with minor injuries, Doerr said.

No details about the victim were immediately available.

A SigAlert was issued around 6 a.m. shutting down the transition ramp to southbound and northbound I-5. The transition ramp was reopened around 6:45 a.m.

CHP officers were investigating the circumstances leading up to the crash.

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