SAN DIEGO, CA – Police were looking for a vehicle and a victim after a driver went off Interstate 5 in the Del Mar area on Wednesday afternoon.
According to CHP, a black SUV was traveling at high speeds when it crashed off the righthand side of I-5 north to the south of Via De La Valle at about 3:15 p.m. The 911 caller was unsure of exactly where the vehicle landed after going off a cliff along the roadside.
Investigators began searching for the vehicle. Indicators at the scene suggested that the car was traveling at about 60 or 65 mph when it launched off one of the steepest areas of the cliff. They continued to exempt their search and were assisted by an ASTREA helicopter.
Eventually, one victim was found as well as the vehicle. However, the victim reported that another person had been in the car, prompting personnel to continue the search.
The extent of the victim’s injuries is unclear.
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