State Route 94 in San Diego’s Spring Valley area was closed for a period yesterday after a head-on car accident that claimed the life of one man, and injured three teenagers, one of whom plays minor league baseball for the Tampa Bay Rays’ organization.
According to reports, a Ford Mustang being driven by 18-year-old Andrew Bellatti was traveling eastbound on SR-94 when, for unknown reasons, the Mustang crossed over the center line, colliding head-on with a Dodge Caravan. The driver of the van, a man in his early 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene.
A passenger in the van, and Bellatti and his passenger, all suffered major injuries, but all are expected to survive. Police say there is no evidence that drugs or alcohol played a role in the accident, and they currently do not believe the Mustang was racing. They do believe, however, that Bellatti was traveling at approximately 80 mph at the time of the accident.
The Channel 8 News video here discussed the accident:
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