DUI Suspected in Deadly San Diego Multi-Vehicle Crash on 8 Freeway
SAN DIEGO, CA (December 23, 2019) — An alleged DUI diver died after a multi-vehicle crash on 8 Freeway late Thursday night.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the incident occurred at about 11:20 p.m. between 805 Freeway and 15 Freeway.
The 28-year-old driver from Alpine entered southbound 805 Freeway driving northbound. He then continued driving eastbound onto westbound 8 Freeway.
The officers said witnesses called 911 to report the wrong-way driver. However, it was already too late as the vehicle collided head-on into an Acura TL.
When it rested in the second lane of the 8 Freeway, the driver exited his car and ran north. That was where he was hit by a Toyota Tacoma and then by a Ford Escape.
First responders transported the driver to Sharp Memorial Hospital where he later died.
Meantime, the man driving the Ford Escape suffered minor injuries to his left hand. Medics treated him at the scene. On the other hand, the Acura and Toyota drivers did not sustain any injuries.
The crash forced the closure of freeway lanes until about 3 a.m. It is yet to be determined whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the incident. Further investigation is ongoing.
No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Our deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of the victim.
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