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22-year-old killed after driving in front of trolley

SAN DIEGO, CA – A 22-year-old driver was killed by a trolley car after crossing the gate in the Valencia Park area of the city late on Monday night.

According to, the man was driving southbound in a Toyota Prius on 60th Street near Imperial Avenue at about 11:45 p.m. He ignored the crossing arms gate and drove in front of an oncoming trolley. The trolley pushed the vehicle down the tracks about 100 feet.

The 22-year-old was the only occupant of the Prius. He died at the scene. His identity has been withheld until the family can be notified.

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