VALLEY CENTER, Calif. (KGTV) -- Two people died early Sunday morning after a wrong-way driver crashed head-on into another vehicle shortly after a pursuit.
The incident began when Valley Center Sheriff’s Deputies located a Honda Accord reported stolen out of Escondido.
Deputies began pursuing the vehicle but, due to weather conditions and speed, decided to end the pursuit.
Authorities continued to track the suspect using areal support. Shortly after the chase, the suspect drove into oncoming traffic, crashing head-on with a compact vehicle on Valley Center Road and Rocky Top Lane.
The driver and a passenger inside the suspect’s vehicle were pronounced dead while a third suspect was taken to the hospital.
A victim in the compact vehicle struck by the wrong-way driver was taken to the hospital. Their condition is unknown.