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55-year-old killed during head-on crash in Fallbrook

Posted at 10:15 PM, Aug 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-25 01:15:04-04

FALLBROOK, Calif. (KGTV) -- A 55-year-old man died Monday afternoon following a crash in Fallbrook, according to California Highway Patrol.

The agency said the crash happened on East Mission Road west of Red Mountain Dam Drive around 1:16 p.m.

CHP said a 47-year-old woman driving a Mustang drifted to the left into oncoming traffic, striking a Toyota Tacoma driven by the 55-year-old man.

The driver of the Tacoma was taken to the hospital where he later died. The driver of the Mustang was also taken to the hospital for major injuries, CHP said.

Officers later determined that the driver of the Mustang was under the influence of a drug. She was arrested before being released into the care of Palomar Medical Center, CHP said.

The crash is under investigation.