Car veers off I-8 by Highway 98

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(OCOTILLO) – On Friday, August 31, the CHP reported a one car accident when a male driver, aged 28, from Alpine, drove over the side of the roadway and down an embankment.

The unidentified driver was heading west on the I-8, driving about 65 mph, when he drifted to the left and onto the center divider. He was west of Highway 98. He then swerved to the right and ran off the roadway. He plunged approximately 25 feet down the embankment.

He suffered major head trauma and was taken to UCSD by Reach air ambulance.

Investigating officer Lizarraga said the collision was still under investigation.