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DUI suspected in deadly Vista head-on collision

Posted at 7:37 AM, Jul 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-31 10:37:12-04

VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) – A head-on collision at a Vista intersection left one driver dead and sent three others to the hospital, San Diego County sheriff’s officials said.

The collision involving two vehicles happened just before 11 p.m. Thursday on West Vista Way at Copper Avenue.

According to sheriff’s officials, a black Infiniti sedan was traveling westbound on West Vista Way when it collided head-on into a blue Chevrolet hatchback that was traveling eastbound on West Vista Way.

The Chevrolet’s 51-year-old male driver died at the scene, while a passenger in the car was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

The Infiniti’s 22-year-old female driver was hospitalized with serious injuries, according to officials. A passenger in the Infiniti suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

The cause of the crash is under investigation, but officials believe alcohol was a factor in the collision.