Fatal Crash Kills Driver, Injures Five Teens, Near Otay Mesa

One man has died, and five teens were injured in a crash that happened on Route 905 near Otay Mesa.

The San Diego Journal Tribune’s Alex Riggins reports that the fatal crash happened on the night of Tuesday, January 7th at approximately 9:15 p.m. at the Beyer

Investigators with the California Highway Patrol say that the unidentified 21-year-old man had been speeding down an onramp TO SR 905 when he lost control of his Chrysler 300 sedan and struck a guardrail.  The vehicle continued to spin out of control on the onramp before finally coming to a stop facing the opposite direction.

During the spinout, one person was ejected from the car. Initially, authorities reported that it was one of five teens who was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene. Later it became known that the person ejected was the 21-year-old driver. 

Authorities have withheld his name pending notification of family members. 

Still trapped inside the vehicle were two teen girls, ages 16 and 15, and three teenaged boys, 17, 18 and 19.  At least two of the teens had to be extricated by San Diego firefighters. All of the teens to the University of California San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest.

The current condition of the teens has been withheld at this time.

The right lanes of SR 905 were shut down until around midnight while the fatal crash was being investigated, and the highway was cleared of debris from the crash. 

The accident is still currently under investigation.

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