Two people killed in head-on collision on I-5 in Oceanside

OCEANSIDE (KUSI) — Two motorists were killed Friday in a collision involving a wrong-way driver on Interstate 5 in Oceanside. 

A sedan headed north in the southbound lanes slammed into a second vehicle near Mission Avenue around 2 a.m. One of the vehicles then caught fire, according to the California Highway Patrol. 

One of the drivers, a woman whose name has yet to be made public, was found unresponsive in the roadway, according to the CHP. 

Three non-injury crashes occurred in the area following the initial collision, according to the CHP. 

The crashes prompted authorities to close the southbound freeway in the area for a time and issue a SigAlert, but the lanes have since been reopened. 

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