Two cars collided at a La Jolla intersection today, leaving one man dead and two others hospitalized.
The crash occurred shortly after 1 p.m., when a 58-year-old motorist lost control of his 1993 Mercedes-Benz sedan for unknown reasons in the 6500 block of La Jolla Scenic Drive, according to San Diego police.
The northbound vehicle smashed into a 2014 Mercedes at Soledad Mountain Road, then continued on and struck a light post, SDPD Sgt. Ray Battrick said.
A passenger in the older car, a man in his 70s, died at the scene. Medics took the two drivers to hospitals for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
The accident forced the closure of the road crossing into the late afternoon.
—City News Service