Escondido: Fatal Car Crash on Interstate 15 Near Gopher Canyon Road

Escondido: Fatal Car Crash on Interstate 15 Near Gopher Canyon RoadGirl, 5, Killed in Traffic Collision on Interstate 15 Wednesday

Escondido, CA (July 14, 2021) – A 5-year-old girl died, and several others suffered injuries following a car crash that occurred on Interstate 15, the CBS8 reported.

On Wednesday, at about 2:25 a.m., a solo-vehicle careened away from the roadway. The vehicle with several occupants crashed down a steep embankment along the freeway just north of Gopher Canyon Road.

Officials said the car ended up approximately 150 feet down the hillside.

When emergency crews arrived at the site, they found a juvenile lifeless. Paramedics performed life-saving measures to the child but she sadly succumbed to her injuries and died. Authorities added a dog also died in the collision.

3 Hospitalized After Car Crash in Escondido, July 14

Meanwhile, the driver, a 1-year-old male passenger, and 3-year-old female passenger all sustained injuries as a result of the incident. Ambulances rushed the three patients to hospitals for treatment.

Investigators later confirmed the man behind the wheel showed signs of intoxication. Further investigation on the fatal car crash is underway.


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