One man was killed and a woman was injured when their vehicle ran over the side of southbound Interstate 15 on Sunday, authorities said.
At 10:41 a.m., a gold Lincoln Navigator drove off the freeway, just south of East Mission Road, and fell 150 feet below, rolling over several times, Capt. John Choi of North County Fire said.
Fire crews used a rope system to rescue the driver, a 67-year-old woman from Hayward, who was taken to Palomar Medical Center with major injuries.
A 68-year-old man, also from Hayward, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, the California Highway Patrol said. The man did not appear to be wearing a seatbelt and was partially ejected from the vehicle in the crash, CHP said.
CHP officials said impairment was not believed to be a factor in the crash.
The crash tied up traffic on the East Mission on-ramp, according to fire officials.
The California Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the crash.
If anyone witnessed this collision, they are encouraged to contact the California Highway Patrol Border Division Communications Center at (858) 637-3800.