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Man Dies in La Jolla Car Crash

The accident forced the closure of the road crossing into the late afternoon.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

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

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