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.