3 Women Killed, 3 Hurt in Oceanside Crash; Suspect Arrested for DUI
OCEANSIDE, Calif. (Feb. 5, 2019) — A suspected drugged driver crashed into a vehicle killing three women and injuring three others Tuesday afternoon at South Coast Highway and Oceanside Boulevard.
Update: Eloina Arango, 56, of Mexico, Petra Arango, 40, and Rufina Rodriguez, 74, both of Oceanside, were identified as the three people killed in Tuesday’s crash.
The crash was reported at 12:50 p.m. this afternoon. Mason Fish, 19, of Oceanside, was behind the wheel of a 2007 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck driving southbound on South Coast Highway when he allegedly ran through a red traffic light. The pickup truck crashed broadside into the driver’s side of an eastbound 2003 Mazda 6 sedan occupied by six Oceanside residents including a 13-year-old girl. The car had been traveling on Oceanside Boulevard when upon impact it spun around violently.
The teenage girl and a woman were both ejected through the rear window of the Mazda upon impact. The woman and teen were airlifted to a hospital where the adult died. The child was taken to Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. Two other women in the backseat died at the scene of the crash. Police believe these two occupants were not wearing seat belts.
Meanwhile, Oceanside Fire Department crews responded and extricated the Mazda’s driver and a passenger who were trapped in the vehicle.
Paramedics transported two people with injuries to Scripps La Jolla Medical Center and a third injured person was transported to Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside.
Police arrested the truck’s driver on suspicion of driving under the influence of a controlled substance.
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