Driver Dies After Car Flies Off Freeway, Lands On Tracks

SAN DIEGO (September 9, 2013)--A driver was killed when his speeding car flew off a Southern California freeway, landed on railroad tracks and then was hit by a train, authorities said.

The driver was attempting to avoid a collision with another car Sunday night in San Diego County, when he lost control of his 1997 Honda.

The Honda flew off Interstate 5 and landed on the railroad tracks at San Onofre State Beach.

About 15 seconds later the car was hit by an Amtrak train.

No one aboard the train was hurt.

The California Highway Patrol says the Honda was traveling at more than 100 miles per hour and was weaving in and out of traffic

The San Diego County medical examiner tentatively determined the driver was 24 years old and was from either Squaw Valley or Costa Mesa.

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