An innocent driver is dead after a suspect fleeing police crashes on North County freeway.
A suspect fleeing from officers and an innocent motorist were killed in an early morning head-on wreck in Carlsbad following a police chase along Interstate-5. Police believe the innocent victim may have been a young service member from Utah.
The pursuit began just after midnight Tuesday when Oceanside police officers attempted to stop a motorist driving a dark-colored F-150 truck in Oceanside. The suspect was reported traveling at speeds of up to 100 mph, and sometimes driving the wrong way on the freeway, police said.
About 10 minutes into the chase, the truck entered the northbound lanes in the wrong direction near the Las Flores bridge trying to evade police.
Oceanside Police Department officers did not pursue the truck because it was going the wrong way on the highway, traveling southbound in the northbound lanes, according to investigators. Instead, officers tracked the suspect with the help of a San Diego County Sheriff's Office helicopter.
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