FedEx driver killed after collision on SR-905 in Otay Mesa

OTAY MESA (KUSI) — Police Wednesday are continuing to investigate a crash that killed the driver of a FedEx semitrailer that plunged off an Otay Mesa overpass, authorities said.

The California Highway Patrol identified the FedEx driver as a 55-year- old Chula Vista man but did not release his name.

About 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, a 2013 Hyundai Elantra driven by a 30-year-old San Diego woman attempted to pass the semitrailer on the right side on state Route 905 near Picador Boulevard, CHP media information officer Jim Bettencourt said. That move caused both the semi and the car to lose control.

The semi veered to the left, barreled through a metal bridge guardrail and landed on Picador Boulevard, Bettencourt said. The driver was killed instantly.

The Elantra also crashed into railing on the bridge and came to rest in the far left lane, Bettencourt said. Nobody from the car — which was carrying the driver, a man and four small children — needed to be taken to the hospital.

The wreck forced the closure of traffic lanes in the area, causing heavier-than-usual rush-hour congestion and affecting bus routes. CHP officers did not suspect alcohol or drugs were involved in the crash but were still investigating.

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