Driver Dies After Jaguar Slams Into Bridge

Sig Alert issued

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    NBC San Diego
    The accident happened on southbound Interstate-5 near National Avenue.

    A man has died after his Jaguar veered off the road and slammed into a bridge on Interstate-5, according to the California Highway Patrol.

    The accident was reported by an off-duty border patrol agent at about 6.40 a.m. Wednesday on southbound Interstate-5 near National Avenue, according to the CHP.

    CHP says they believe the single occupant, a 46-year-old man, was driving a Jaguar at a high rate of speed, veered off the side of the road and traveled more than 100 feet before slamming into the bridge.

    “It's compressed into the ground. Well, it's not in the ground; it's just compressed where its point of rest is. That's why we suspect the speed. The car is just massively damaged," said Sgt. Steven Toth.

    The car was lying vertical along the bridge.

    A Sig Alert was issued around 7.30 a.m. for a closure on the southbound Interstate-5 off ramp and National Ave., according to CHP.