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A 23-year-old man was killed Wednesday morning when he swerved and crashed into a work truck on the side of a Rancho Bernardo road, police said.

The crash was reported shortly before 12:40 a.m. near the intersection of Bernardo Heights Parkway and Avenida Venusto, just east of Interstate 15, San Diego police Officer John Buttle said.

The 23-year-old driver was heading southbound on Bernardo Heights Parkway in a 1990 Chevrolet Corvette when he drifted to the right at a slight turn and slammed into the back of a parked work truck, Buttle said.

The driver was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the officer said. The victim’s name was withheld pending family notification.

Investigators determined speed and alcohol were factors in the crash, Buttle said.

–City News Service