San Diego motorist dies in crash; witnesses say drivers were racing

Source: Union Tribune
Date: 1999/11/16

San Diego, CA - San Diego motorist dies in crash; witnesses say drivers were racing

A motorist was killed in the Midway District yesterday when he was thrown
from the wreckage of his car on Interstate 8 down onto a roadway below,
where another car hit him.

The name of the 33-year-old victim, a San Diego resident, was not released
last night.

Witnesses told police he had been racing his Camaro Z28 against a white
Ford Mustang westbound on I-8 about 4:15 p.m. They were going more than 100
mph, investigators estimate, when the Camaro driver lost control of his car
and careened off the pavement near the Mission Bay Drive offramp.

The driver was hurled out when the Camaro overturned as it skidded across a
strip of ice plant, said Officer Scott Parker of the California Highway
Patrol. He said the man was not wearing a seat belt.

The car tumbled into eastbound traffic lanes and landed on its roof.
Meanwhile, the driver fell about 30 feet onto Mission Bay Drive, Parker

A northbound car, described by witnesses as a beige Toyota Camry, ran over
the man and continued northbound. Parker said the driver of the Mustang
also did not stop. Paramedics performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on
the victim, but he was declared dead on arrival at an area hospital.



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