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81-year-old man dies in fatal crash on Old Highway 395; wife is in critical condition


Last updated 6/15/2014 at Noon

An 81-year-old Palm Desert man died and his 81-year-old wife was critically injured after he tried to make a u-turn on Old Highway 395 in Fallbrook and his sedan was struck by a pickup truck, according to the California Highway Patrol and broadcast news sources.

The crash was reported at 2:57 p.m. near Pala Mesa Drive, according to a CHP dispatcher.

The two were in a red Hyundai Azera driving north on Old Highway 395 when the man decided to make a u-turn onto the southbound side of the highway and was struck on the driver's side by a green Toyota Tacoma that came up

behind them, accordin...

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