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Passenger dies after suspected DUI crash on I-5 in Carlsbad

Publish Date: 2022/03/23

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA — A 20-year-old man died early Wednesday after a two-vehicle wreck that seriously injured four others on Interstate 5 in Carlsbad, reports Times of San Diego.

The fatal collision occurred on the northbound lanes south of La Costa Avenue at around 2:45 a.m.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a Honda Civic carrying five occupants was heading northbound when it veered off the roadway and into a Caltrans construction site. The Civic then swerved to the left and collided with a Toyota Prius before running off the east side of the freeway. Authorities said as the Civic went up an embankment and rolled, a male passenger was thrown from the vehicle.

CHP confirmed the ejected victim died from his injuries at the scene.

The driver of the Civic, also a 20-year-old man, was placed under custody for suspected DUI causing death. He was rushed to a trauma center with life-threatening injuries.

A 20-year-old man, a 20-year-old woman, and a 22-year-old woman in the Civic all suffered serious injuries and were transported to a local hospital.

Two people in the Prius sustained minor injuries, but it was unclear whether or not they required transport.

A section of the northbound freeway was shut down for several hours before reopening shortly before 8:00 a.m.


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