A 23-year-old driver was killed in Mission Valley early Wednesday after he lost control of his pickup truck on Interstate 8, plowing into a center median, authorities said.
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) said the driver crashed and overturned his truck at around 1:30 a.m. on eastbound I-8, just west of Interstate 15. CHP officials said the man was alone in the vehicle.
The San Diego County Medical Examiner's (ME) office the driver was rushed to a local hospital where he died about 40 minutes later.
The ME said the driver was wearing his seat belt. He was traveling at a high speed and, while trying to negotiate a curve, lost control of his truck.
The truck slammed into a center divider on the freeway and overturned. The driver had to be pulled from the wreckage and was critically injured, the ME said.
The man's name has not yet been released. He was a resident of San Diego.