Publish Date: 2021/08/16
NORTH COUNTY, CA — A 27-year-old Dana Point man died Sunday morning in a suspected DUI collision that also injured three others on Interstate 5 near Camp Pendleton North, according to The San Diego Union Tribune.
The single-vehicle accident took place in the southbound lanes of I-5 north of Las Pulgas Road at approximately 8:50 a.m.
California Highway Patrol had received a report of a 2011 Subaru Outback driving erratically just moments before.
The vehicle had crossed two lanes and ran off the edge of the road where it traveled down an embankment, hit a tree and overturned.
Investigators believe the 27-year-old victim, who was ejected from the vehicle in the crash, was not wearing a seat belt. He died from his injuries while en route to a hospital, according to police.
A 22-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man, two other passengers in the involved car, were taken by ambulance to hospitals with minor injuries.
The driver, a 25-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of DUI, was airlifted to a hospital in critical condition, according to CHP.
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