1 Killed in Crash Down Embankment Off I-15

The crash happened at 1 p.m. at Murphy Canyon and Stonecrest in Kearny Mesa

A driver was killed after her SUV lost control on Interstate 15 and rolled multiple times down an embankment before coming to rest in front of the Murphy Canyon Walmart Sunday afternoon, California Highway Patrol (CHP) said.

The crash happened at 1 p.m. at Murphy Canyon and Stonecrest in Kearny Mesa.

“All of a sudden I saw a car flying off the freeway, off the 15 – it was headed towards Murphy Canyon Road by the Walmart and the car was spinning while flying through the air,” witness Diana Wray told NBC 7. “I saw the lady be thrown out of the car while the car was spinning around in circles and I saw her hit the ground.”

Wray said she called 911 and bystanders who surrounded the victim performed CPR until paramedics arrived.

“It’s hard to see. It’s a life,” Wray said.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. 

It is unclear if there were any passengers in the car.

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