Woman hospitalized with major injuries after Interstate 8 crash

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A man was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving Friday following a multi-vehicle crash in the College area that sent one woman to a hospital with major injuries, officials said.

It happened shortly after 1:15 a.m. on eastbound Interstate 8 near College Avenue, California Highway Patrol Officer Jim Bettencourt said.

The circumstances leading up to the crash were under investigation.

Footage of the scene showed three mangled cars with one of the cars overturned on its roof, NBC7 reported. The force of the crash ripped the engine out of one of the cars.

A woman was transported to Scripps Mercy Hospital with major injuries, Bettencourt said.

A man was arrested on suspicion of DUI, Bettencourt said.

CHP officers closed the two right lanes of eastbound Interstate 8 for the crash investigation and clean-up, Bettencourt said. They were reopened around 3:15 a.m.

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