Driver killed when SUV crashes off freeway overpass

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SAN DIEGO -- One person was killed when an SUV drove off an overpass on Interstate 5 and landed on its roof on the street below, firefighters said.

The fatal crash happened around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday when northbound Toyota RAV4 went out of control and over a guardrail on the eastern side of the freeway bridge over Garnett and Balboa avenues, San Diego Fire-Rescue Batallion Chief Ed Kinnamon said. The driver, a man, was killed on impact, Kinnamon said.

Officers shut down portions of Garnet and Balboa during the investigation. The closure remained in effect through the evening commute.

The cause of the crash not immediately known.

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