A crash involving two vehicles near state Route 52 and Regents Road caused “major” injuries Monday and blocked an eastbound freeway onramp. Photo via OnScene.Media

A collision on a Clairemont-area freeway entrance left one motorist dead Monday and another badly injured, authorities reported.

The fatal crash occurred about 8:30 a.m., when a 45-year-old man lost control of his Toyota Camry while exiting eastbound state Route 52 at Regents Road, according to the San Diego Fire- Rescue Department.

The car veered across the city street, crossing over a roadway divider before colliding with a Hyundai Elantra on an onramp to the freeway, SDPD Officer Lawanda Fisher said.

The 39-year old driver of the Elantra died at the scene of the accident. Her name was withheld pending family notification.

Paramedics took the other motorist to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla for treatment of serious but non-life threatening injuries, Fisher said.

Updated at 3:57 p.m. Oct. 3, 2022

— City News Service