One person killed in wrong-way freeway crash on Interstate 5
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — At least one person was killed Saturday in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 5 in San Diego, authorities said.
It was reported at 3:51 a.m. on the northbound I-5 north of Carmel Mountain Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The driver of a red 1997 Honda was headed south in the northbound lanes and struck a 2012 Toyota pickup head-on, officers said. The Honda driver, a 22-year-old Long Beach man, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity was not immediately available.
The Toyota driver, identified only as a man, suffered major injuries and was taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.
Animal Control officers were also called to treat a dog who was injured in the crash. It wasn’t clear which driver the dog belonged to.
Wreckage from the collision — including two motorcycles that were in the back of the pickup — was strewn across at least four lanes of traffic.