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Pickup driver killed in collision in Carlsbad

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Posted at 5:16 PM, Nov 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-14 20:16:19-05

CARLSBAD (CNS) — A 55-year-old Oceanside man died Saturday in a solo-vehicle collision at Palomar Airport Road.

The collision happened at 10:40 a.m. over the Interstate 5 Freeway at Palomar Airport Road, according to Sgt. Chris Karches of the Carlsbad Police Department. The black Chevrolet pickup was occupied by the driver — who died at the scene — as well as a juvenile and a woman. The passengers were not injured.

A preliminary investigation showed that alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the collision, Karches said, but the investigation was ongoing.

Palomar Airport Road at I-5 was closed while officers investigated the collision but later reopened.