A 68-year-old man driving a white Nissan SUV died Tuesday morning in Bonita after veering off the roadway and striking multiple residences, authorities announced.
The Border Communications Center received a call at approximately 9:26 a.m. of a crash on Corral Canyon Road. The 68-year-old man was traveling northbound in a white Nissan Sport Utility vehicle when he veered off the roadway and struck two homes on the southbound side of Corral Canyon Road.
The driver crashed through a property and then landed on the roof of a second house, according to authorities. Chula Vista Fire Department Capt. Josh Sanders told OnScene T.V. crews tried to “stabilize” the vehicle to help the driver, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
No other injuries have been reported as a result of this collision.
“This road is on a small decline on a road that is known to have some people drive at a fast rate of speed. It's speculation right now that the car actually went airborne. I don't believe we actually have witnesses who saw the whole crash, but there was certainly a lot of damage done,“ Sanders said.
According to Capt. Sanders, the accident spends across three properties, so it is feasible that the vehicle went airborne.
It is unknown if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the collision, according to California Highway Patrol officer Jesse Matias. A toxicology report is pending through the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office, and the identity of the man is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
CHP is investigating the cause of the collision and the sequence of events that led to this fatal collision.