Driver Suffers Medical Emergency, Dies in Chula Vista Crash

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First responders on scene of the fatal crash in Chula Vista. Photo:OnSceneTV

An elderly driver apparently suffered a medical emergency and died behind the wheel of his car Sunday, police said.

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The man, 80, was coming out of the mobile home park he lived in, Granada Mobile Estates on Anita Street, around 7:45 a.m. when the emergency is believed to have occurred, Chula Vista police Lt. Gino Grippo said. The car struck a brick retaining wall at a slow speed, causing minor damage to the car and the wall.

Emergency personnel responded, found the man not breathing and tried to resuscitate him. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Grippo said.

The man’s identity wasn’t immediately released.

–City News Service

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