SANTEE, CA – A man was killed and another man sustained fractures to his face after a wrong-way crash in East County last night, according to Fox 5 San Diego.
The accident happened at about 6 p.m. on Mission Gorge Road, near Cottonwood Avenue, as the 50-year-old operator of a blue 2003 Acura sedan was driving the wrong way, in the lane of oncoming traffic.
The 59-year-old driver of a white 1984 Toyota pickup then collided head-on with the Acura.
The first driver was taken to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
The driver of the pickup truck was taken to the hospital for the treatment of multiple non-critical injuries, including several fractures to his facial bones.
The identities of the victims have not yet been revealed.
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