Wrong-way driver killed, two women seriously injured in head-on collision in Old Town
A 22-year-old woman and her 36-year-old passenger suffered major injuries and were hospitalized after a fatal wrong-way car accident took place on Interstate 8 just after the NB I-5 connector near Sunset Cliffs Blvd in San Diego on Monday early morning, according to a local CBS8 article.
As reported, the accident occurred just before 2:00 a.m. when a 40-year-old man was driving a Volkswagen Jetta onto the Interstate 8 started going the wrong way against traffic.
California Highway Patrol officers state that the wrong-way driver, unnamed, “plowed into the front end of a Toyota Camry.” Additionally, a Jeep Cherokee driving behind the Camry collided into the rear-end of the Camry as a result.
The driver of the Jetta was killed at the scene, reported officials. Moreover, the 22-year-old woman inside the Camry sustained major injuries and was hospitalized following the accident. A 36-year-old passenger inside the Camry also suffered major injuries and was taken to UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest.
No names were released publicly in the report.
Currently, this crash remains under investigation as authorities work to determine the exact cause and liable party in the crash.
Further details will be reported at a later time once the investigation has concluded.
Our May Firm staff is deeply saddened upon hearing news of this accident, and will keep the victim as well as their family and loved ones in our thoughts and prayers during this tremendously difficult time.
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