Authorities identify man killed in crash near airport

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SAN DIEGO — Authorities publicly identified the man who was killed Wednesday in a crash near San Diego International Airport.

Brent James Sturgeon, 30, of Spring Valley was driving westbound on North Harbor Drive around 10:30 a.m. when he lost control while trying to pass a pickup truck and crashed into its rear end, the San Diego County Medical Examiner said. Sturgeon’s Subaru sedan hit a pole on the center median and skidded about 50 yards away before coming to a rest on the eastbound lane.

Witnesses tried to save Sturgeon by performing CPR and firefighters arrived to help, but he died at the scene, police said.

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