According to California Highway Patrol Officer Gabe Montoya the accident occurred at approximately 9:00 p.m. on northbound I-5. The accident occurred in the vicinity north of Avenida Vista Hermosa.
CHP Officer Montoya said, it is believed the driver of a Chevrolet Cobalt was traveling at a high rate of speed when he drove off of the road. The vehicle then struck a tree, causing the Chevrolet to flip over.
According to Officer Montoya officers arriving on the scene of the crash attempted CPR on the driver killed in the accident. The driver has been identified as a 24 year old man from San Clemente.