February 29, 2024

The motive force of a westbound SUV on Interstate 8 misplaced management Tuesday and plunged over a cliff, killing one individual and significantly injuring one other.

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

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

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

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

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

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