Wrong-way driver causes fatal crash on I-805 in University City

#LIVE: Crews are on the scene of a multi-vehicle crash on northbound I-805 near La Jolla Village Drive.Details: http://bit.ly/2MNQ1y7

Posted by KUSI News on Thursday, August 23, 2018

LA JOLLA (KUSI) — A wrong-way driver caused a fiery multi-vehicle crash on northbound I-805 at La Jolla Village Drive in the University City area, killing three people, according to California Highway Patrol.

The three-vehicle crash occurred just after 4:30 p.m., causing multiple people to be ejected from vehicles and causing all three vehicle to catch on fire.

All lanes on northbound I-805 at La Jolla Village Drive have been closed, prompting heavy traffic in the area. A Sig-Alert has been issued in the area of the crash.

California Highway Patrol, San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, and San Diego Police Department officials are currently at the scene.

The death toll of the wreck remained uncertain as of 6 p.m., though authorities believed that upwards of three people perished in the damaged vehicles, two of which wound up ablaze.

At least one person was transported to a trauma center with serious injuries, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

It is unclear how many injuries or fatalities were caused from the crash.

This is developing story, check back for the latest details.

 

Categories: Traffic & Accidents