Deadly Single-Vehicle Collision Happened on August 11th
The crash was reported around 6:23 a.m. on the Interstate 805 freeway near Market Street.
According to reports, a brown Ford Explorer overturned on the freeway. California Highway Patrol stated it was heading westbound on the 94 Freeway just before crashing onto the southbound side of the 805 Freeway.
Following the rollover, the vehicle wound up on its roof in the center divider, according to witnesses. The driver was a man in his 40s; he was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.
Police requested Caltrans issue a SigAlert since the freeway was shut down for a long period of time.
San Diego’s Medical Examiner has yet to release the victim’s identity pending notification of kin.
An active investigation is underway to determine what led to the crash.
In 2019, more than half of motor vehicle deaths occurred in single-vehicle crashes, which was 53%.
Statistics from the NHTSA concluded that the most common cause of single-vehicle collisions is from losing control and colliding with a fixed object off the roadway. This is often the result of being distracted, under the influence, speeding or drowsy-driving.