Car Flips Off Bridge, Kills Driver - NBC 7 San Diego

Car Flips Off Bridge, Kills Driver

Vehicle fell more than 100 feet off a bridge into an embankment



    A man died after a high speed car accident early Friday morning, according to California Highway Patrol.

    The incident happened shortly before 3:20 a.m. near the Interstate 15 connector.

    The driver, identified as 23-year-old Jesus Rodriguez, was traveling westbound on highway 94 in a Toyota Corolla at a high speed when he failed to negotiate a turn, according to officials. His car then flipped off the bridge more than 100 feet by the Home Avenue exit. The car then cartwheeled into the embankment and rolled several times.

    Rodriguez was ejected from the car and pronounced dead on the scene, said CHP officials.

    Car Flips Off Bridge, Kills Driver

    [DGO]Car Flips Off Bridge, Kills Driver
    Megan Tevrizian reports at the scene where a man in his mid-20s died after his car flipped over a bridge on highway 94.
    (Published Friday, Dec. 28, 2012)

    Officers said the driver in his mid-20s was not wearing his seatbelt. There is extensive damage to the car.

    "The vehicle was going fast enough where it was able to go over the top of a wall designed to keep traffic on to the freeway," said Sgt. Kevin Mensior with CHP.

    Investigators are unsure if alcohol was involved, though open beer bottles were found within the vehicle.

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