Rollover Crash Halts Traffic Near Mission Valley

The crash happened on southbound SR-163 at I-8

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    Tony Shin

    California Highway Patrol officials issued a Sig-Alert Friday night following a freeway rollover crash near the Mission Valley area.

    Authorities said the single-vehicle collision happened around 7:30 p.m. on southbound State Route 163 at Interstate 8.

    A car lost control, struck the median under the I-8 overpass and rolled over on the freeway, blocking the number one and two lanes and bringing traffic to a standstill for nearly two hours.

    When police arrived at the scene, a female driver was trapped inside the vehicle. Rescue workers extricated the woman from the car and transported her to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

    CHP provided traffic control. Officials said SR-163 would remain closed for clean-up and investigation until about 8:45 p.m.

    Southbound traffic is being diverted onto I-8.

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