Motorist killed after set of crashes shut down Route 52

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – 11:50 a.m. – More details have been released in a Friday morning set of crashes that left one dead and route 52 closed temporarily. 

Someone in a big rig spotted around 6:30 a.m. the wreckage of a small black sedan about 100 feet down an embankment off state Route 52 at Interstate 805 and called for help shortly, the California Highway Patrol said.

A second caller told the CHP the car appeared to have overturned multiple times before coming to a rest on its wheels. The name of the person killed was not immediately available.

Less than an hour later, a trash truck and a SUV collided on the transition road from eastbound state Route 52 to southbound Interstate 805, according to the CHP. One person involved in the second crash was taken to a hospital, a San Diego Fire-Rescue Department dispatcher said.

The transition road was temporarily shut down following the most recent crash, but was reopened shortly after 8:30 a.m., the CHP said.

9:05 a.m. – A motorist was killed Friday morning when a car crashed into a ditch alongside a freeway interchange near Miramar.

Someone spotted the wreckage of a small black sedan about 100 feet down an embankment off state Route 52 at Interstate 805 from a high-profile tractor- trailer and called for help shortly before 6:30 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

A second caller told the CHP the car appeared to have overturned multiple times before coming to a rest on its wheels. The name of the person killed was not immediately available.

The crash prompted a SigAlert to be issued and traffic was stopped as officials investigated the incident. 

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