Vehicle catches fire off I-5 in National City

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A car caught fire off Interstate 5 in National City Saturday, according to CHP. Photo: BJ Rodriguez

NATIONAL CITY — A black BMW spun out and went off southbound Interstate 5 Saturday, causing the vehicle to catch fire with the driver seen lying on the ground not far away.

There was no immediate word on the condition of the driver, but the medical examiner’s office was called to the scene, according to a California Highway Patrol incident log.

Witnesses told officers the motorist was driving recklessly before the crash, the CHP said. Traffic was backed up on southbound I-5 near 8th Street as officers investigated.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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