Man Killed in Crash Off I-5 Near SR-54 in National City

NBC 7 San Diego

A driver was found dead Tuesday after apparently drifting down an embankment and rolling several times off Interstate 5 near State Route 54 in National City, officials confirmed.

The deadly crash was reported at around 6:45 a.m. along the fence line of northbound I-5 to eastbound SR-54, the California Highway Patrol said. The wreckage of a blue Nissan 350z Coupe could be seen butted up against a chain-link fence near a business.

It is unclear how long the wreck had been there.

When CHP officers approached the car, they found a 21-year-old man seated in the driver's seat. He had suffered severe injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing. The CHP said Tuesday afternoon that they still had not determined the time, date or circumstances of the deadly crash.

It is unknown if alcohol or drugs were factors, the CHP added. The driver's name was not immediately released.

Anyone with information on this crash can reach out to CHP Officer Sal Castro at (858) 293-6000 or (916) 296-8135.

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