A motorist was killed Friday in a predawn collision on state Route 94 in the Golden Hill area.
The unidentified man was headed west when the Ford truck he was driving rear-ended a Honda sedan near 22nd Street about 4 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.
The impact caused the pickup to veer out of control and overturn, CHP public-affairs Officer Jesse Matias said. The driver, who appeared to be 40 to 50 years old, was ejected onto the roadway and died at the scene.
Paramedics took the 49-year-old San Diego man who had been driving the Honda to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
The accident left westbound traffic lanes on the freeway blocked in the area for about three hours, Matias said.
The cause of the wreck remained under investigation.
“At this time, it is unknown if drugs and/or alcohol were a factor in this collision,” the Highway Patrol spokesman said in early Friday afternoon.
Updated at 3:20 p.m. March 31, 2023
–City News Service