One Dead in Head-On Collision

The county medical examiner’s office has identified the San Diego man killed in a car accident in Clairemont on Thursday.

According to the ME, 57-year-old Daniel Trombley Jr. died following a crash at 10:20 a.m. on Clairemont Mesa Boulevard near Pocahontas Avenue.

Police said Trombley was driving a 1966 VW Bug eastbound on Clairemont Mesa Boulevard when he drifted over and struck a 2001 Honda SUV head-on.

The female driver of the SUV was transported to a Scripps Memorial Hospital with minor injuries, but Trombley was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said alcohol was not a factor in the collision and their traffic division is investigating.

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