Two killed in Valley Center wrong-way head-on crash

Posted at 10:19 AM, Mar 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-18 13:21:05-04

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.

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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.

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A victim in the compact vehicle struck by the wrong-way driver was taken to the hospital. Their condition is unknown.