Publish Date: 2023/06/30
SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA — Authorities have identified a 21-year-old man who died Sunday after a crash on Interstate 5 near Camp Pendleton that hurt two other people, including a child, reports FOX 5 San Diego.
CHP officers, firefighters, and paramedics were dispatched to the scene on the northbound lanes of I-5 at about 1:30 p.m.
A preliminary investigation indicates the victim, Deshon Johnson, of Inglewood, was driving a 2021 Toyota SUV northbound. At one point, for reasons still unclear, the vehicle veered across all northbound lanes and struck a eucalyptus tree along the shoulder.
The impact of the crash caused the SUV to overturn as it traveled down an embankment. Officials said the vehicle was found on the roof of a drainage ditch.
Responding crews worked to extricate Johnson and his passengers, a 26-year-old woman and a 3-year-old girl, both of Georgia, from the wreckage.
Johnson was administered life-saving measures, but succumbed to his injuries at the scene. His cause of death has been listed as “pending” as the medical examiner continues to investigate.
Both passengers were transported to an area hospital with injuries considered non-life-threatening.
Anyone who has information on the incident is asked to contact the CHP’s Oceanside Area office at 760-643-3400.
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