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Head-on collision in Bonsall claims life of 1, CHP investigating

Posted at 1:10 PM, Oct 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-29 17:52:29-04

BONSALL, Calif. (KGTV) — A person is dead following a head-on collision on a rural road in the far northern reaches of San Diego County Friday morning.

The crash happened about 11:45 a.m. in the 31500 block of Old River Road in Bonsall.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a 58-year-old Vista man was driving a Honda Civic in a westerly direction in the westbound lane of Old River Road.

A 60-year-old Escondido man was driving a Ford F-350 pick-up truck in an easterly direction in the eastbound lane of Old River Road.

For reasons that are still under investigation, the driver of the Honda Civic veered from the westbound lane of Old River Road into the eastbound lane of Old River Road, directly in front of the Ford F-350, causing a head-on collision.

The California Highway Patrol, the San Diego Sheriff’s Department, and the North County Fire/Paramedics responded to the scene. The 58-year-old driver was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Both the westbound and eastbound lanes of Old River Road were affected from the time of the collision, until about 2:10 p.m. as the scene was investigated.

Alcohol impairment was suspected for the deceased. The fatal crash is still under investigation. Should a member of the public have witnessed this collision, they are encouraged to contact the California Highway Patrol at 760-643-3400.

Traffic lanes in the area remained closed in the early afternoon due to the fatal accident.

City News Service contributed to this story.