February 25, 2024
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The driving force of a westbound SUV on Interstate 8 misplaced management Tuesday and plunged over a cliff, killing one particular person and significantly injuring one other.

A name got here in at 4:43 p.m. of a crimson SUV that went over the facet of the street close to McCain Valley Highway within the rural japanese San Diego County neighborhood of Boulevard, CalFire Capt. Brent Pascua mentioned. Responders arrived on scene at 4:59 p.m.

“The primary unit arriving decided that the automobile had plunged about 300 ft down the facet of a cliff and that one particular person had self-extricated themselves with reasonable accidents,” Pascua mentioned. “The second particular person didn’t get out of the automobile and was useless on the scene.”

Emergency responders had been concerned in lifting the automobile and its useless occupant up the facet of the cliff and onto the roadway, Pascua mentioned.

The SUV “reduce throughout each street lanes and went proper over the cliff,” in keeping with the California Freeway Patrol. Dispatchers mentioned there was “loads of smoke” and the SUV was “lined by some timber below boulders.”

Responders had been alerted to the plight of the automobile by listening to somebody yelling for assist, in keeping with the CHP.

The names of the 2 crash victims weren’t launched.