Driver killed as big rig tumbles down embankment

SAN DIEGO — A big rig overturned and tumbled down an embankment off Interstate 8 in Boulevard Monday, killing the driver.

The 2008 Volvo truck towing a 53-foot trailer loaded with pineapple crashed on eastbound I-8, east of Ribbonwood Road, shortly before 2:30 a.m., California Highway Patrol Officer Travis Garrow said.

The driver lost control of the big rig for unknown reasons and it overturned, veering off the southern edge of the road and down an embankment, the officer said.

The 35-year-old El Cajon resident, who was unrestrained, was ejected from the cab and was pronounced dead at the scene, Garrow said. His name was withheld pending family notification.

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