A single-vehicle traffic collision in Chula Vista killed an elderly male driver and his female passenger Saturday morning after colliding with an overpass bridge wall.
Authorities received several calls at about 9:53 a.m about a collision at the intersection of E Palomar Street and Interstate 805 freeway off-ramp. Chula Vista Police and Fire personnel discovered a male and female, both elderly, inside the Nissan Rouge and declared them deceased at the scene.
Witnesses reported seeing the vehicle traveling from the southbound off-ramp before running the red light and crashing into the concrete and steel bridge. According to CVPD officer Ryan Culver, multiple witnesses attempted to provide medical aid to the victims until paramedics arrived.
The Chula Vista Police Traffic Bureau was called to the scene to investigate the collision.
The identity of the victims will be withheld pending notification to family members, according to police. The cause of the collision has yet to be determined.
Anyone that witnessed the collision or has additional information is asked to contact the Chula Vista Police Department Traffic Bureau at 619-417-9436.