Driver checking smartphone causes rollover crash

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SAN DIEGO – A driver who was looking at his smartphone ran a red light and caused a rollover crash on Sunset Cliffs Boulevard that sent two other people to the hospital Wednesday morning, police said.

Two people were taken to the hospital and traffic was heavily backed up after a rollover crash on

A white Ford F-150 was heading east on Nimitz Boulevard when he ran a red light and smashed into a Blue Ford Ranger around 6:30 a.m., causing the Ranger to overturn, police said. Both passengers in the overturned vehicle were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the F-150 was unhurt.

San Diego Fire closed one lane of the Nimitz Boulevard on-ramp to eastbound Interstate 8 during the clean-up.

A tow truck righted the Ranger around 7 a.m. All lanes were reopened around 7:30 a.m.

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