Man dies in Murrieta crash early Monday morning

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A driver was killed early Monday morning after he struck another car, then veered into a light pole on Interstate 215 in Murrieta. The deadly crash was reported about 40 minutes after midnight on southbound I-215 just before Clinton Keith Road, California Highway Patrol Officer Mike Lassig said. According to Lassig, a 43-year-old man driving a Volkswagen Jetta was in the No. 3 lane of the southbound freeway when he allowed his car to drift into the No. 2 lane and impact a Ford F-150 that was traveling beside him. The Jetta driver then lost control and careened into a pole on the right shoulder. The car overturned and ultimately ended up on its wheels in an area of dirt and grass, Lassig said. The crash also involved a third car — the pole that had been hit by the Jetta fell into
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