DEADLY CRASH ON STATE ROUTE 52

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East County News Service

December 28, 2015 (Santee) — A 66-year-old San Diego man has died after driving a black Mercedes Benz the wrong way on State Route 52.  At 12:58 a.m., while approaching Oak Canyon west of Mast Blvd., the Mercedes drove off the road and plunged down into the ravine.

The driver was ejected from the vehicle and sustained fatal injuries, said Officer Tommy Doerr with the California Highway Patrol.

The investigation is ongoing to determine if alcohol and/or drugs were a factor in the traffic collision.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the San Diego office of the California Highway Patrol.