A 68-year-old man was killed when excessive speed and a slick, rainy road caused him to lose control of his Corvette and crash it on the Foothill (210) Freeway in La Verne, the California Highway Patrol says. Photo via OnScene.TV.
A 68-year-old man was killed when excessive speed and a slick, rainy road caused him to lose control of his Corvette and crash it on the Foothill (210) Freeway in La Verne, the California Highway Patrol says. Photo via OnScene.TV.

A 68-year-old man was killed when excessive speed and a slick, rainy road caused him to lose control of his Corvette and crash it on the Foothill (210) Freeway in La Verne, the California Highway Patrol said Saturday.

The motorist, the lone occupant inside the 1993 Chevrolet Corvette, was identified as La Verne resident David Brighton, said Coroner’s Lt. Dave Smith

The crash was reported at 6:50 p.m. Friday at Foothill Boulevard, between San Dimas Canyon Road and Wheeler Avenue, according to a CHP news statement.

Brighton was going approximately 75 to 80 miles per hour in the No. 1 lane, just west of Foothill Boulevard, when he lost control of the Corvette and veered off the roadway and overturned, the statement said.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

—City News Service

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