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Driver killed in San Marcos freeway wreck


Last updated 1/4/2021 at 4:36pm

SAN MARCOS (CNS) - One person was killed Monday, Jan. 4 when an SUV careened off state Route 78.

The eastbound vehicle crashed off the freeway near East Barham Drive in San Marcos shortly after 10:30 a.m., crashed through a fence and overturned, coming to rest on a city street in front of a carpeting store, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The motorist, whose name was not immediately available, wound up trapped in the damaged Mercedes-Benz SUV and died at the scene.

Witnesses reported that the driver was speeding prior to the crash and may have lost control due to being...

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