Driver Killed in Utility Pole Crash

By Monica Garske
|  Thursday, Dec 6, 2012  |  Updated 8:12 PM PDT
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Driver Killed in Utility Pole Crash

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A driver was killed Thursday in Alpine after slamming a car into a utility pole and wall, California Highway Patrol officials confirmed.

The single-vehicle crash happened around 5:20 p.m. at South Grade Road and Via Viejas Oeste.

CHP officials said the driver – and sole occupant of the vehicle – slammed into a wall and utility pole in the area for unknown reasons.

The victim became trapped inside the car. Heartland Fire Department officials had to extricate the victim at the scene.

Emergency crews were preparing to transport the victim to the hospital via Mercy Air helicopter, but the patient was ultimately pronounced dead at the scene, CHP officials confirmed.

A SigAlert was temporarily issued as officials investigated the crash.

The cause of the accident will be determined by CHP investigators. Check back for updates.
 

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