Motorist dies in solo crash in Sorrento Valley

A motorist died after slamming a car into an embankment and plunging into a ravine in Sorrento Valley Monday, authorities said.

The solo-vehicle crash was reported shortly before 11 a.m. on Roselle Street near Tansy Street. The driver, who was not identified, was extricated from the overturned vehicle and taken to a hospital, where he or she died, said San Diego police Officer Billy Hernandez.

The Sorrento Valley Road off-ramp from northbound Interstate 5 was shut down while officers investigated. It was expected to be closed for several hours, the California Highway Patrol said.

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