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Driver dead after crash with utility pole near airport

SAN DIEGO, CA – Patch.com reported that a driver was killed after colliding with a vehicle then hitting a utility pole near the airport on Wednesday.

The fatal crash occurred in the 2700 block of North Harbor Drive. Both vehicles were traveling westward when the driver of a blue four-door sedan collided with a full-size pickup truck. The impact drove the sedan onto the raised median and into a utility pole.

Authorities on the scene described the damaged utility pole as “shattered.” The driver was trapped in his vehicle. Bystanders attempted to extricate the man until firefighters and paramedics arrived.

The victim, thought to be between 20 and 30 years old, died at the scene.

The other driver was unhurt.

The crash happened at about 10:30 a.m. Both sides of the roadway were closed until after 3.

The crash is still under investigation.

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Ross Jurewitz

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