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Update: Two dead after car drives into Sweetwater River

SAN DIEGO, CA – The driver and passenger of an SUV that drove of State Route 54 into the Sweetwater River both died at the scene of the Friday morning accident.

According to local news, a 69-year-old man was driving the Lexus SUV when he careened across a walking path near the river and overturned in the water at about 5:40 a.m.

Divers pulled the driver and a single passenger from the water after the crash. Both were pronounced dead at the scene. Their identities have been withheld pending notification of their families.

The circumstances surrounding the crash have not been released as of yet.

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