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North County Fatal DUI Crash Interstate 5 Las Pulgas Road

North County Fatal DUI Crash Interstate 5 Las Pulgas Road

North County crash Interstate 5

1 Killed, 3 Injured in North County Crash on Interstate 5 Near Las Pulgas

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA (August 15, 2021) –

The San Diego Union-Tribune and ABC 10 News wrote that the tragic accident occurred on Sunday morning. Officers reported the wreck at about 8:50 a.m. near the Las Flores Viewpoint.

The incident began when a 2011 Subaru Outback was weaving in traffic lanes on southbound side of the Interstate 5 in North County. The car then swerved across two lanes and went off the side of the freeway.

The California Highway Patrol said the Subaru plunged down an embankment and slammed into a tree. The Outback ultimately rolled over, north of Las Pulgas Road, in San Diego County.

Car Collision Near Las Flores Viewpoint

A passenger, a 27-year-old Dana Point man, ended up thrown from the vehicle upon impact. Firefighters along with the paramedics arrived and pronounced him dead at the scene.

A 22-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man riding the Subaru survived with minor wounds. Their driver, a 25-year-old Dana Point man, sustained serious injuries as a result of the collision.

An air ambulance took the motorist to a hospital in critical condition. Ground ambulances transported the other two occupants for treatment.

The names of the deceased and wounded parties have not been yet released. Meanwhile, CHP believed that the driver was under the influence of alcohol when he crashed the car.

Officers forced the southbound side of the Interstate 5 to shut down for hours following the wreck. The fatal North County DUI crash is still under investigation.

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