Head-on collision in Lakeside kills 21-year-old
LAKESIDE (CNS) – A 21-year-old man was killed and two others were
injured in a head-on collision in Lakeside, authorities said Sunday.
A Nissan Altima was headed west at 80 to 100 mph on Lake Jennings Park
Road east of the intersection with El Monte Road shortly before 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Harold Oliver Wise IV of Lakeside lost control of the Nissan and veered
into oncoming lanes, where the sedan collided with a Jeep Wrangler, according
to the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office and the CHP. He was wearing a
seatbelt, the Medical Examiner's Office reported.
Both vehicles came to a rest in the eastbound lanes, a CHP dispatcher
The crash left two people trapped in the heavily damaged vehicles, one
of which was in flames, officials with the Lakeside Fire Protection District
said. A third person was able to get out without help.
Responding law enforcement officers used fire extinguishers to put out
the vehicle fire before fire personnel arrived on scene, fire officials said.
Wise died at the scene, and the Jeep's occupants were taken to a
hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the Medical Examiner's Office