Vicinity of fatal crash off state Route 78 in Vista. Image via Google Maps

A 59-year-old Oceanside resident was killed Friday when his pickup truck crashed off state Route 78 near Shadowridge Golf Club.

The westbound Ford F-250 veered across the freeway west of Sycamore Avenue in Vista shortly after 12:30 p.m., went off the roadway, plunged down an embankment and hit a tree, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Paramedics took the motorist to Palomar Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, according to CHP. His name was withheld pending family notification.

Intoxication was not believed to have been a factor in the crash, CHP said.

Updated 5:22 p.m. Oct. 30, 2020

— City News Service

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