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Woman arrested for I-5 Carlsbad crash that killed two

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Posted at 1:49 PM, Jan 13, 2024

CARLSBAD, Calif. (KGTV) — Two people were killed Saturday morning in a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 5 near McClellan-Palomar Airport, authorities said.

The California Highway Patrol responded to the incident on the southbound lanes of I-5, north of Palomar Airport Road, at 4:40 a.m.

According to CHP, a 28-year-old woman, identified as Angela Hays from Corona, California, was driving at high speeds on the freeway in a Hyundai sedan. Her vehicle collided with a Jeep SUV, causing the SUV to roll over in the left-hand lanes.

Subsequently, a third Nissan sedan, traveling on the High Occupancy lane, collided head-on with the overturned Jeep.

A female passenger of the Jeep died after the crash, while the male driver was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. Both victims are from Richmond, California, authorities said in a press release Saturday afternoon.

"The male driver of the Nissan was transported to a local area hospital for major non-life threatening injuries," said the release.

Angela Hays, the Hyundai driver, was arrested at the scene on charges of driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter. She was booked into the Vista Detention Facility.

The collision led to the closure of all southbound lanes on I-5 until 9 a.m. on Saturday. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Oceanside Area CHP office at (760) 643-3400.