Man 19, killed when his car crashes at high speed into utility pole and catches fire.
A 19-year-old man was killed early Tuesday in a fiery, high speed crash off a street near Shadowridge Plaza shopping center.
The northbound Chevrolet Camaro careened off the roadway in the 1300 block of Sycamore Avenue in Vista about 1:30 a.m., a sheriff's Sgt. said. The vehicle rolled over, then hit an electrical box and light pole and burst into flames.
Firefighters discovered the body of the driver while extinguishing the blaze, according to the county Medical Examiner's Office.
The Vista resident's name was withheld pending family notification.
Power was knocked out to around 2,000, but was restored about three hours later.
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A man who died over the weekend in a solo car crash in Chula Vista was identified Monday as 52-year-old Curtiss Allen Welch, officials with the Medical Examiner’s Office said.
Welch, of Chula Vista, was heading east on East J Street Saturday about 4:15 p.m. at high speed when for unknown reasons he lost control of his Nissan 300Z, Chula Vista police said.
The car jumped the sidewalk and crashed into a garage at the corner of Carla Avenue where it ended up in the back yard.
Welsh died at the scene.
Authorities are investigating a fatal crash in Vista Friday morning that left a car crushed underneath a semi-truck.
The collision was reported about 5:50 a.m. on Park Center Drive near Business Park Drive, sheriff’s officials said.
A driver in a four-door sedan slammed into the back of the tractor-trailer leaving the car wedged underneath it. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said.
Further information about the victim and the circumstances of the accident have not been released.
A motorcyclist was killed early Thursday in Chula Vista after he drove off the roadway and hit a light pole.
The 27-year-old man was on E Street at Toyon Lane about 2:10 a.m. when he lost control of the Suzuki bike, Chula Vista police said.
The Medical Examiner's Office identified him as Charles Anthony Sanfilippo II of Chula Vista. The agency said he was going west when he swerved and hit a pole along the south curb.
No other vehicles were involved in the crash, police said.
The rider died of his injuries while en route to the hospital, police said.
A veteran skydiver who collided in midair with another jumper Sunday and fell to his death has been identified as Jordan Jor-El Janway, according to the Medical Examiner’s Office.
Janway, 27, of San Diego went skydiving Sunday with two other people at a center east of Chula Vista. The Medical Examiner’s Office said the collision happened for unknown reasons during free fall.
He then failed to deploy his parachute.
The center’s owner, Buzz Fink, said Janway was likely knocked unconscious when he struck the other skydiver.
A motorcyclist was killed Thursday afternoon in a fiery collision on Interstate 8 in Mission Valley, authorities said.
The eastbound motorcycle crashed into a car near Mission Center Road shortly after 4 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. Both vehicles then became engulfed in flames.
Passers-by stopped and performed CPR on the downed rider before the arrival of paramedics, who declared the victim dead at the scene. No other injuries were reported.
A man who San Diego police said was traveling a high rate of speed was killed Friday in a crash in the Tijuana River Valley.
The accident occurred about 3:30 p.m. on Monument Road, police Officer Frank Cali said.
The driver lost control of his vehicle and hit a raised asphalt curb and a rock. The 1998 Toyota Tacoma pickup then rolled off the road, the officer said.
The man died at the scene from head injuries, Cali said.
His name was not yet released by the Medical Examiner’s Officer.
Four people were injured in a suspected DUI crash in Oceanside.
The incident occurred on westbound state Route 76 near Canyon Drive on Friday evening.
A Oceanside police Lt. stated that the driver of a Honda SUV was under the influence when he crashed the vehicle into a freeway sign pole. The driver was hospitalized with minor injuries and was then taken to jail.