CARLSBAD, CA (January 14, 2020) – Two people were killed, including a U.S. Marine, after a man fleeing police slammed head-on into another vehicle on the I-5 near Las Flores Drive.
Around midnight, a 42-year-old San Diego man in a truck was pulled over for a minor traffic violation when he decided to flee from the police, pulling onto the northbound lanes of the I-5 but driving in the wrong direction. Not long after, he collided head-on with a Pontiac sedan being driven by a 19-year-old Marine stationed at Camp Pendleton.
Both drivers were killed in the crash. A passenger in the truck, a 35-year-old from San Diego was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
The northbound lanes of the freeway were closed until just before 6 a.m., while California Highway Patrol investigated and cleared the scene.
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