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Driver Killed in Crash on SR-94 at SR-125 Going More Than 100 MPH

A driver was killed in a car crash on State Route 94 in La Mesa Sunday. 

A car going more than 100 mph hit the wall and bridge pillar under the SR-125 overpass at about 9:10 a.m. while traveling in westbound lanes of SR-94, according to California Highway Patrol (CHP). 

The car was launched airborne and landed back on the road, ejecting the driver.

Witnesses pulled over and initiated CPR. When CHP and San Miguel Fire arrived they continued CPR. 

The victim, identified as Charles Benjamin Dillaha III, 33, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Witnesses reported seeing a car flipped on its head, blocking three lanes of traffic.

Caltrans issued a Sig Alert at about 9:20 a.m. About two hours later, the Sig Alert was cleared and lanes were reopened. 

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