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Deadly crash prompts closure of stretch of northbound I-5 in Encinitas

Posted at 10:20 AM, Mar 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-14 13:20:44-04

ENCINITAS (CNS) - At least one person was killed in a three-vehicle crash on the northbound San Diego (5) Freeway in Encinitas Saturday morning that left one of the vehicles completely destroyed.

The crash was reported near Manchester Avenue at 2:35 a.m. and involved a Toyota Corolla, a Cadillac Escalade and a third dark-colored vehicle that was completely destroyed, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Details of what led up to the crash were not available.

All northbound lanes of the freeway just south of Manchester Avenue were closed until further notice.