3 Killed in Head-on Crash Valley Center Road in San Diego County
VALLEY CENTER, Calif. (Feb. 12, 2019) — Three men, ages 25 to 45 years old, who were traveling in a white Ford F-150 pickup truck died in a head-on crash with a black S&R tow truck early Tuesday morning on Valley Center Road, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
The crash took place about 6:13 a.m. in the curved part of the roadway between North Lake Wohlford Road and Paradise Creek Lane, a few miles southwest of Harrah’s Resort and Casino, the CHP said. The pickup truck reportedly veered into the path of the tow truck and also crashed into the side of a cliff.
The driver in the tow truck suffered minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to Palomar Medical Center.
Meanwhile, police say a fourth man who was a front passenger in the pickup truck, got out of the vehicle and left the scene. He was reportedly the brother of the driver. He told authorities that he didn’t have his cell phone and hitched a ride to an Escondido relative’s home.
The white truck had a crushed hood and ended up dozens of feet from the black tow truck. The scene of the crash was strewn with debris in the roadway next to a cliff.
The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, the CHP and firefighters all were at the scene to help those involved.
Police closed down both directions of Valley Center Road to investigate and issued a SigAlert through about 9:30 a.m.
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CHP 911 DISPATCH REPORT
Incident: 00109 Type: Fatality Location: Valley Center Rd / N Lake Wohlford Rd Loc Desc: VCR JNO N LAKE WOHLFORD Lat/Lon: 33.228159 -116.975694
7:35 AM 19  28; EXTENDED SIGALERT ANOTHER 2 HRS
7:27 AM 18  A92-023 MEDIA IS ON SCENE
6:43 AM 17  23; I ALREADY 1039 PIO
6:39 AM 16  1039 OMEGA
6:38 AM 15  S2; HOLD OFF ON 1185
6:38 AM 14  28; START OMEGA / WILL NEED 1 FOR S and R FB TK and 1 FOR FORD F15 (1144 OCCUP STILL IN VEH
6:36 AM 13  [Notification] [CHP]-ISSUE SIGALERT, VALLEY CENTER RD N/ LAKE WOHLFORD SHUTDOWN IN BOTH DIRECTIONS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE [Shared]
6:33 AM 12  BC SIG ALERT ON RCS CHANNELS
6:28 AM 11  A92-028 NB and SB LANES BLOCKED
6:28 AM 10  [Notification] [CHP]-STAM VIA LL – WILL CLOSE VCR/N LAKE WOHLFORD [Shared]
6:25 AM 9  A92-028 ISSUE SIGALERT FOR AT LEAST AN HR / WILL ADVS
6:25 AM 8  1039 COUNTY INV
6:16 AM 7  1039 92-S2
6:16 AM 6  1039 STAM
6:15 AM 5  ALSO VALLEY CENTER RD JNO N LAKE WOHLFORD RD
6:14 AM 4  [Appended, 06:14:51]  1039 NCOMM
6:14 AM 3  1039 NCOMM
6:14 AM 2  UNK VEH HEAD ON INTO SR TOW TRK
6:13 AM 1  SR TOW TRK VS UNK VEH
6:15 AM 25 Unit Assigned
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