1 dead, 2 others hurt after SUV crashes into tree

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SAN DIEGO – A man died and two others were hospitalized Monday after a Yellow Jeep SUV left the road and crashed into a tree in the Miramar area, local authorities said.

It happened at approximately 4:10 p.m. off of southbound I-15 north of Miramar Way, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

One victim was pronounced dead at the scene, California Highway Patrol officers say. Two other men traveling in the SUV were taken to Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego, including one with serious injuries. None of the victims were publicly identified.

Two lanes of traffic were blocked on I-15 south of Miramar Road and traffic was moving slowly as crews were on the scene. All lanes had reopened as of about 6:30 p.m., according to Caltrans.

Other details about the circumstances of the crash were not immediately known.

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