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At least 1 dead in wrong-way collision on I-5

Posted at 6:21 AM, Jun 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-01 14:26:55-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A wrong-way collision on Interstate 5 in the Carmel Valley area Tuesday morning left one person dead and several others with major injuries.

The crash happened at around 12:51 a.m. on southbound I-5 near Carmel Mountain Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.

According to the CHP, a Dodge Magnum was traveling north on the southbound lanes when it collided with a white Honda Civic. Moments later, a Ford pickup truck collided with the Dodge.

The CHP confirmed a 52-year-old female passenger in the Honda died at the scene. The Honda’s driver and another passenger suffered major injuries, according to the CHP.

The CHP said the Dodge’s 42-year-old male driver and the truck’s 32-year-old male driver also sustained major injuries.

Southbound I-5 lanes in the area were shut down for several hours due to the wreck, but lanes were reopened by 6 a.m.

The cause of the collision is under investigation; it is unknown if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to contact the CHP San Diego Area Special Investigations Unit at 858-293-6000.