At least one person died Saturday when an SUV struck the center divider of the Escondido Freeway in Vista, veered to the right shoulder, went off the road and down a cliff, landing on the frontage road, authorities said.

The crash was reported at 6:08 p.m. on the northbound 15 freeway at Camino del Rey, according to the California Highway Patrol. The freeway is also known as the Avocado Highway.

Witnesses told the CHP the SUV was speeding on the right shoulder and that after the crash, no one was moving inside the vehicle, which remained upright.

No information immediately available about the SUV occupants.

The crash was under investigation.

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