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Authorities respond to fatal crash on I-805 SB near US-MX border

Publish Date: 2023/07/26

SAN DIEGO, CA — At least one person died late Wednesday morning after a head-on crash on Interstate 805 in south San Diego, according to FOX 5 San Diego.

The fatal accident occurred on the southbound lanes approaching Camino De La Plaza, in the city’s San Ysidro area just north of the United States-Mexico border. It was first reported shortly before 12:00 p.m.

Preliminary details indicate a white sedan was traveling toward the port of entry and was making a U-turn. While driving the wrong way, the sedan struck a minivan head-on.

Authorities indicated at least one fatality following the wreck, but no other information on the involved parties has been made available.

Caltrans officials enforced a SigAlert in the area for the two right southbound lanes of I-805, which were expected to remain closed for an extended time. All southbound traffic of I-805 was forced to divert onto the Camino De La Plaza exit.

Multiple area agencies, including the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department and crews with the Cities of Chula Vista and National City, assisted at the scene.

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