Two people were killed in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 5 in the downtown San Diego area Wednesday morning.
The CHP says the crash happened at around 1:15 a.m. on northbound Interstate 5 near the 4th Avenue overpass after reports came in of a black sedan traveling south on the northbound lanes near Old Town. Moments later, another 911 caller reported the same black car crashed head-on into another vehicle.
Responding emergency crews arrived but were unable to save either driver, It was not immediately clear which driver was going the wrong way..
The crash forced the closure of all northbound I-5 lanes between Hawthorn Street -- towards San Diego's airport -- and state Route 163, for several hours early Wednesday morning. Southbound SR-163 transition to northbound I-5, and several surface street on-ramps to I-5 were also shut down.
Multi-car Pileup on I-5 near Torrey Pines
At least seven people were hospitalized Tuesday after two multi-vehicle crashes on Interstate 5 in the Torrey Pines area. The crashes were reported on southbound I-5 near State route 56 just before 1 p.m. Two car crashes — one four-car crash and one three-car crash — occurred in the area, forcing a complete shut down of I-5 for about an hour, according to California Highway Patrol officer Jim Bettencourt. At one point, the CHP's incident log listed as many as a dozen vehicles possibly involved in the crash. The two crashes caused a traffic backup extending to Loma Santa Fe Dr. in Solana Beach.
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