Wrecked Ford Expedition and Cal Fire truck
A Cal Fire truck is parked near the wrecked Ford Expedition. Courtesy Cal Fire

One man was killed and another man received major injuries Saturday in a head-on collision on Route 94 that sparked a one-acre brush fire near Jamul.

The accident occurred at 1 p.m., when a 32-year-old Spring Valley man was driving westbound in a 2004 Ford Expedition west of Vista Sage Lane, Officer Travis Garrow of the California Highway Patrol said.

An unidentified man was driving a 2006 Toyota eastbound on Highway 94, when the Ford hit a guardrail on the north side of the road, then collided head-on with the Toyota.

The impact caused the Toyota to overturn and go down an embankment, becoming engulfed in flames and starting a fire that burned an acre of brush.

The driver of the Ford was extricated from the vehicle with major injuries and taken to Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego.

The unidentified driver of the Toyota died at the scene, Garrow said.

Cal Fire reported that the fire was 75 percent contained by 5 p.m.

The highway was shut down and expected to reopen at about 5:45 p.m.

— City News Service

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.