Publish Date: 2023/09/12
SAN DIEGO, CA — A vehicle fleeing police was involved in a crash Monday afternoon on Interstate 805 near San Diego’s Sorrento Valley area, reports FOX 5 San Diego.
California Highway Patrol said officers had begun pursuing the vehicle in Orange County when the chase ended in a wreck on the southbound side of I-805 near Sorrento Valley Road and Vista Sorrento Parkway, just before 4:00 p.m.
No information regarding the fleeing driver or the circumstances of the pursuit has been shared, but only two southbound lanes remained open in the aftermath of the crash, causing a miles-long traffic backup.
By 4:55 p.m., crews had cleared the scene, restoring all lanes to the public.
It was unclear whether the fleeing driver or anyone else was seriously hurt, but authorities confirmed the suspect was apprehended following the incident.
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