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One injured in fiery crash on SR-163 onramp near Cortez Hill

Publish Date: 2022/04/07

SAN DIEGO, CA — At least one person was hurt Thursday afternoon in a wreck on a California Highway 163 onramp near San Diego’s Cortez Hill neighborhood, according to California Highway Patrol.

The crash occurred on the onramp from A Street to the northbound lanes of SR-163. It was first reported by CHP at 2:33 p.m.

A witness told authorities a suspect in a blue pickup truck was driving recklessly prior to the crashes. The driver attempted to pass vehicles in the center divider, but struck the wall. They then cut off another driver in the far left lane before colliding with a white Toyota Corolla.

Both vehicles came to rest on the right shoulder of the ramp, but the impact of the crash in one vehicle caused a small brush fire.

By 2:47 p.m., CHP confirmed injuries in the incident, but did not disclose the number of people hurt or the severity of their condition.


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