SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA — A 32-year-old man died early Monday after a multi-vehicle wreck on Interstate 15 near north Escondido that left multiple people hurt, reports FOX 5 San Diego.
The fatal collision occurred on the southbound lanes south of Gopher Canyon Road, in an unincorporated area of San Diego County. It was first reported by the California Highway Patrol at about 2:15 a.m.
According to officials, the 32-year-old man was behind the wheel of a Dodge Challenger, when, for reasons still unknown, the vehicle came to a stop in lane #1. Shortly after, an Infinity G37 driven by a 47-year-old man rear-ended the Dodge. An Acura MDX then collided with the Infinity and struck one side of a Honda CRV that was traveling in lane #2.
The driver of the Dodge was later pronounced deceased on the scene by emergency responders.
The driver and two other occupants of the Infinity suffered major but non-life-threatening injuries. All three were transported to area hospitals.
No other injuries were reported.
An investigation into the cause of the crash remains underway, but the CHP said drugs or alcohol may have played a role.
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