The wreckage of the Cobra kit car. Courtesy OnScene.TV

A 59-year-old man died Friday morning when he lost control of his speeding Cobra kit sports car and crashed into a tree near a Mira Mesa intersection.

The crash happened around 9:20 a.m. near the intersection of Black Mountain Road and Westview Parkway, said San Diego Police Officer Scott Lockwood.

Officers and paramedics responded to the scene and found that a vehicle had crashed into a tree, Lockwood said.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene, he said.

Witnesses told videographers at the scene that the sports car was traveling over 100 mph when the driver apparently lost control. The wreckage was scattered over a wide area.

The circumstances regarding the crash were under investigation.

— From Staff and Wire Reports

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