25 Mar 2019,

Crash Along SR-163 Kills 1, Injures 3

San Diego – A crash involving two cars on SR-163 in Balboa Park Saturday morning left one person dead and three others injured. The accident was on the Cabrillo Highway near the Quince Street overpass around 2:30 a.m.

A Lexus Sedan rear-ended a Mazda sedan causing both cars to roll off the highway. One vehicle was rolling down an embankment and made its way into a drain channel.

The driver of the Mazda was transporting two ride-share passengers in the back. One passenger was found dead at the scene and the other was thrown from the vehicle causing major injuries. Both drivers did not suffer major injuries.

Officials are still investigating the accident. They are still unaware if drugs or alcohol were a factor of the incident.  

All southbound lanes were shut down after the accident. California Highway Patrol reopened one lane a few hours after the incident while crews were helping clear the scene.