Married Couple Hit After Driver's Heart Attack

Male motorist died; couple hospitalized

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    A male driver suffered an apparent fatal heart attack Thursday morning before losing control of his vehicle and injuring a married couple in Otay Mesa, officials said.

    The man, 56, was transported to a Chula Vista hospital after losing control of his Jeep Cherokee shortly before 9:30 a.m. at 7247 Otay Mesa Rd.

    He was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival, said Nick Schuler, Cal Fire Battalion chief.

    The Jeep struck a metal barricade, alongside which the pedestrians were either walking or standing, Schuler said.

    The couple suffered moderate injuries and were transported to Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, Schuler said.