SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A car traveling in the wrong direction on Interstate 5 in the Midway area collided with another vehicle Monday morning, leading to the death of one person and injuries to two others.
Just before 2 a.m., the California Highway Patrol received a report of a Volkswagen Jetta traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of Interstate 8 from Sunset Cliffs Boulevard.
As CHP officers responded, the Jetta entered the northbound Interstate 5 transition ramp to westbound I-8 in the wrong direction and collided head-on with a Toyota Camry. An SUV then crashed into the back of the Camry, the CHP said.
Emergency crews and other drivers helped two women -- the 22-year-old driver and her 36-year-old passenger -- out of the Camry. The driver was taken to Scripps Mercy Hospital with serious injuries, while the passenger suffered moderate injuries, the CHP said.
The driver of the Jetta, a 35-year-old San Diego man, was declared dead at the scene.
No other injuries were immediately reported.