Motorist killed in crash into pole off I-805 in Kearny Mesa area
SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A 20-year-old man was killed Thursday morning when his car veered off Interstate 805 and crashed into a pole in the Kearny Mesa area, authorities said.
The crash happened shortly before 6:10 a.m. on northbound I-805 south of Balboa Avenue, said California Highway Patrol Officer Salvador Castro.
Investigators determined a 20-year-old man was driving a red Acura Integra at high speed on the northbound freeway when the car veered off the right side of the freeway, overturned and crashed into a pole, Castro said.
It was unclear whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.
The driver and sole occupant was pronounced dead at the scene, the officer said. His name was withheld pending family notification.
Authorities shut down the northbound I-805 connector to northbound state Route 163 and the right two lanes of northbound I-805 near Balboa Avenue for the crash clean-up.