RESCUE IN PROGRESS: I-8 NEAR HIGHWAY 79
Update 10:25 p.m.: CHP reports only minor injury in this accident, which is now cleared.
February 18, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – A Ford vehicle has plunged 200 feet over the side and rolled down into a canyon after losing control on rain-slicked I-8 just east of Highway 79. According to California Highway Patrol’s website, at least one person is trapped inside.
A rescue effort is in progress, involving 200 feet of cable down the steep side of the canyon.
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