Driver dies after driving off freeway into tree

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ambulanceCARLSBAD, Calif. — A 39-year-old Oceanside man was pronounced dead shortly after the car he was driving crashed into a tree near Interstate 5 in Carlsbad early Wednesday, authorities said.

The crash off southbound I-5, north of Cannon Road, was reported at 1:25 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. The man died at the scene.

“He was the restrained driver and sole occupant of an Audi A4 sedan that … for unknown reasons … veered into the western embankment and struck a tree,” the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office reported.

The victim’s name was withheld pending notification of his next of kin.

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