Man died after car strikes embankment along Hwy 1 near Pacifica

SAN MATEO COUNTY (KRON) — A man was killed after he crashed his car into a rock embankment along state Highway 1 near Pacifica Tuesday morning, according to California Highway Patrol.

The crash happened around 3:26 a.m. near Devil’s Slide Trail, authorities said.

The driver, a man in his 20s, was traveling north on the highway when his vehicle drifted to the right and struck a rock embankment along the highway. The vehicle then went up the wall before coming back down, according to authorities.

During the crash, the victim was partially ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

CHP closed down Hwy 1 for nearly two hours as they investigated the crash. The highway was reopened around 6:30 a.m.

There were no other vehicles or passengers involved in the accident.

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