Driver Killed in Crash near Mission Bay

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    The SUV crashed into a large tree, ejecting the driver.

    One person was killed in a single-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon near Mission Bay, according to officials.

    The accident happened just after 4:30 p.m. on Mission Bay Drive and Quivira Road.

    Officials said the man ran his SUV into a tree and was thrown from the vehicle. No one else was in the SUV at the time of the accident.

    Acting Sergeant Victoria Houseman said the man was wearing a seat belt, but it apparently snapped in half, which shows just how intense the impact was.

    "If you look at the tree, there was great damage to the tree and to the vehicle," Houseman said.

    "The tree is pretty much in two pieces."

    The victim’s name has not been released, but Houseman said the man was in his 30s.

    Both San Diego Police and San Diego Fire-Rescue responded to the crash. Police closed the transition ramp from West Mission Bay Drive to Sea World Drive while they were on scene.

    Someone had called 911 before the crash to report a reckless driver, according to Houseman. Police are still investigating whether or not the man was driving under the influence.


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