Driver Killed in Fiery Crash into Power Pole off I-8 in La Mesa

January 20, 2020

LA MESA – A motorist was killed Monday morning in a fiery crash into a power pole off Interstate 8 in La Mesa.

The crash was reported shortly after 5:05 AM near eastbound I-8 west of Spring Street, according to police.

A vehicle crashed into a pole and then became fully engulfed in flames, according to police.

The vehicle’s driver was pronounced dead at the scene, the police reported.

No details about the victim or the vehicle were available.

Authorities shut down the right lane of I-8 near Spring Street for the crash investigation and clean up.

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