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Oceanside Fatal Car Crash Jefferson Street and State Route 78

Oceanside Fatal Car Crash Jefferson Street and State Route 78

1 Killed, 2 Injured in Oceanside Crash on Jefferson Street and State Route 78

OCEANSIDE, CA (October 19, 2021) – A car crash killed one person and injured two others on Jefferson Street and State Route 78 in Oceanside.

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune and FOX 5 News, the tragic accident took place on Tuesday afternoon. Officers reported the wreck at about 2:20 p.m.

The incident began when a 2006 Lexus was traveling at a high rate of speed south on Jefferson Street toward the State Route 78 overpass in Oceanside.

Oceanside police said the Lexus ran a red light and then slammed into a 2000 Toyota 4Runner. The Toyota was making a left on a green arrow onto west State Route 78 from Jefferson Street at the time.

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The Lexus then swerved and struck a light pole at the corner of the intersection. Firefighters along with the paramedics arrived and pronounced the 60-year-old man driving the Lexus dead at the scene.

The two occupants of the Toyota sustained minor injuries as a result of the collision. Medical personnel provided treatment to the patients at the site.

The names of the deceased and wounded parties have not been yet released. Meanwhile, the fatal Oceanside crash is still under investigation.

Oceanside police forced Jefferson Street to shut down between Vista Way and Lagoon View Drive for less than three hours following the wreck. Anyone with information can call the police at (760) 435-4412.


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