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At least one dead in crash on I-15 involving big rig and car

Posted at 5:20 AM, Oct 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-15 15:46:35-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- At least one person was killed in a fiery crash involving a car and a semi-truck on Interstate 15 in the Miramar area.

The crash occurred at around 3 a.m. Tuesday on northbound I-15 near Miramar Way, according to the California Highway Patrol.

10News learned a semi-truck driver reported that his big rig was struck in the back by a sedan, with the impact causing the car to burst into flames in the middle lanes.

The big rig made its way to the right shoulder, but the car -- a Pontiac G5 -- remained on fire at the center divider.


CHP officials said the driver of the Pontiac died at the scene, but an injured woman was able to get out of the car.

The unidentified woman was taken to the hospital with injuries of unknown severity.

The crash forced the closure of multiple lanes on northbound I-15 in the area as the morning commute got underway, but all lanes were reopened by 5:30 a.m.

The collision comes one day after a big rig slammed into a car on I-5 near Camp Pendleton. The crash left the car's driver dead.