ESCONDIDO, Calif. (KGTV) -- Two people are hospitalized following a crash Thursday in the North County, authorities said.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the crash happened around 4:10 a.m. on the northbound lanes on interstate 15 near Del Lago Blvd.
A 32-year-old male was driving a Ford Fusion and collided into the back of the tractor-trailer.
The driver of the Ford Fusion and his 32-year-old female passenger were seriously injured, CHP said. They were taken to Palomar Hospital.
The Ford Fusion is suspected to be a stolen vehicle, CHP said.
The 43-year-old man driving the tractor-trailer was not injured.
"Driving under the Influence is a suspected factor in the collision," CHP said in a press released.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.