Motorists killed after crashing off Balboa freeway ramp

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A motorist was killed Tuesday afternoon when a vehicle veered off a Balboa Park-area freeway ramp, overturned and hit a tree.

The fatal accident on the southbound State Route 163 connector to southbound Interstate 5 occurred about 3:30 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. The driver, whose name was not immediately available, died at the scene.

The wreck forced the closure of one lane on the ramp and added to rush-hour traffic in the busy area on the outskirts of downtown San Diego.

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