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  • South Stage Coach and Calavo will be single lanes June 6 and 7

    Updated Jun 5, 2024

    SAN DIEGO – San Diego Gas & Electric is advising residents that South Stage Coach Lane and Calavo Road will be reduced to a single lane between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6 and Friday, June 7. Traffic control will be in place to assist drivers through the work area. The lane closures are necessary for crews to safely install new overhead power lines. The work is part of SDG&E’s efforts to help reduce the risk of wildfires by replacing wood power poles with taller, fire-resistant steel pol...

  • SDG&E work continues along South Mission Road, June 1

    Updated May 31, 2024

    FALLBROOK – San Diego Gas & Electric advises that Winter Haven Road and Havencrest Drive will be reduced to a single lane between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., June 1. Traffic control will be in place to assist drivers through the work area. The lane closures are necessary for crews to safely install new overhead power lines. The work is part of SDG&E’s efforts to help reduce the risk of wildfires by replacing wood power poles with taller, fire-resistant steel poles. Submitted by San Diego Gas & Elect...

  • Double Fatal on SR-76 and Pala Mission Rd

    California Highway Patrol|Updated Sep 20, 2023

    PALA RESERVATION - Officers from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) responded to reports of a head-on collision on SR-76, at Pala Mission Road. On Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023, at approximately 12:00 a.m., a 43-year-old from Vista was driving a red Nissan Xterra in the eastbound lane of SR-76 at Pala Mission Road. A 65- year-old male from Vista was driving a white Toyota Rav-4 in the westbound lane of SR-76, at Pala Mission Road. For reasons still under investigation, the driver of the Nissan, crossed into the westbound lane...

  • Fallbrook man dies in traffic crash on Deer Springs Road west of Mesa Rock Road

    Updated Aug 24, 2023

    SAN MARCOS (Unincorporated) – On Aug. 24, at approximately 5:33 a.m., officers from the California Highway Patrol Oceanside Area office responded to reports of a two-vehicle traffic crash on Deer Springs Road, west of Mesa Rock Road. A 23-year-old (male) from Fallbrook was driving a silver BMW 330ci, in the eastbound lane of Deer Springs Road. A 61-year-old (male) from Murrieta was driving a gray Toyota Tacoma in the westbound lane of Deer Springs Road. For reasons that are still under investigation, the driver of the BMW c...

  • Driver sustains injuries in rollover accident

    Submitted|Updated Jun 1, 2022

    A rollover in front of Estrella’s Restaurant on S. Mission sent the driver to the hospital yesterday, May 31, early evening. According to the North County Fire Protection District spokesman, the driver self-extricated from her Acura SUV. She sustained moderate injuries....

  • Three vehicles involved in crash on South Mission

    Karen Ossenfort|Updated May 9, 2022

    One person was taken to Temecula Valley Hospital with injuries sustained in a multi-vehicle collision at 11:02 a.m. Monday at the intersection of South Mission Road and Quail Knoll Road in Fallbrook. Another woman, who had minor injuries, refused to be transported to hospital. The three-vehicles involved included a black Nissan Cube, a silver sedan, and a purple sedan. The accident is being investigated by the California Highway Patrol. North County Fire Protection District...

  • Fatal traffic collision in Fallbrook

    Updated Mar 17, 2022

    FALLBROOK – On Monday, March 14, at approximately 10:50 p.m., a 52-year-old male Fallbrook resident was driving a black Chevrolet Tahoe in the eastbound lane of East Fallbrook Street. Ahead of the Chevrolet Tahoe was a white Chevrolet 3500 truck, that had become disabled in the eastbound lane of East Fallbrook Street east of Debby Street. For reasons still under investigation, the 52-year-old driver of the Chevrolet Tahoe collided into the left rear of the Chevrolet 3500 truck. Following the collision, the 52-year-old driver...

  • Fatal head-on collision in Valley Center

    Updated Mar 17, 2022

    VALLEY CENTER – On Tuesday March 15, at approximately 5:50 p.m., a two-vehicle traffic collision occurred on Lilac Road, west of Via Piedra. A 62-year-old (male) Valley Center resident was driving a grey Lexus ES 350 in the eastbound lane of Lilac Road, while a 73-year-old (male) was driving with a 76-year-old (female) passenger in a black Chevrolet Bolt. The Chevrolet Bolt was traveling in the westbound lane of Lilac Road and the 73-year-old driver, and 76-year-old passenger were both residents of Valley Center. For r...

  • Winter Haven Road closed after car collides with power pole

    Village News Staff|Updated Mar 7, 2022

    At 3:39 p.m. this afternoon, Friday, March 4, a single vehicle collided with a pole on Winter Haven Road in Fallbrook. The light pole with live wires is reported to be on top of the Ford vehicle with its air bags deployed. The driver is out of the vehicle. He was reported to have said that his brake locked up. North County Fire has closed the road at Winter Haven and Harvest Vista as well as Hill near Brooke Road. Motorists are asked to avoid the area....

  • UPDATED: Numerous traffic accidents, flooding wreaks havoc on roadways

    Kim Harris, Managing Editor|Updated Dec 14, 2021

    UPDATE: Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 4:30 p.m. California Highway Patrol is reporting a tree down in Fallbrook between Alvarado and Gum Tree Lane at 3:42 p.m. CHP is also reporting a vehicle off I-15 at Old Highway 395 Northbound at 3:54 p.m. ORIGINAL STORY: A slew of traffic accidents across the area along with flooding, is wreaking havoc on traffic and creating headaches for drivers this rainy Tuesday. In Fallbrook, the 2300 block of Huffstatler Street and 5000 block of 5th Street,...

  • BREAKING: I-15 crash near Rainbow Valley Boulevard exit slows traffic

    Kim Harris, Managing Editor|Updated Dec 14, 2021

    A two vehicle collision on southbound Interstate 15 is slowing traffic, according to a CHP incident report. The incident report is showing at least one of the two vehicles on the right hand shoulder of the freeway with North County Fire Protection District and CHP responding to the crash, which was first reported at 10:52 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 14. No other information was available at the time of this posting. CHP spokesman Mike Lassig said it's important to remember to drive...

  • UPDATED: One killed in Bonsall collision

    City News Service|Updated Oct 30, 2021

    UPDATE: BONSALL (CNS) - A 58-year-old suspected drunken driver was killed today in a head-on collision on a rural road in the far northern reaches of San Diego County. The man was headed west on Old River Road in Bonsall when the Honda Civic he was driving veered into an eastbound lane in the path of an oncoming Ford F-350 pickup truck about 11:45 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. The resulting crash near Camino Del Rey killed the car's driver, a Vista resident, at the scene. His name was withheld pending...

  • Noninjury accident on southbound I-15

    Village News staff|Updated Jul 27, 2021

    A noninjury accident happened this morning around 11 am on southbound I-15 just south of Gopher Canyon offramp between a semi and a black sports car. A witness to the accident said the black vehicle may have been driving at a high speed, according to CHP Officer Jim Bettencourt....

  • Wrong-Way Driver Who Caused Triple-Fatality Freeway Wreck ID'd

    City News Service|Updated Jun 11, 2021

    SAN DIEGO - Authorities today publicly identified a 58-year-old woman who caused a fiery head-on freeway wreck that killed her and a married couple -- both San Diego police detectives -- while driving the wrong way on Interstate 5 near the U.S.-Mexico border. Sandra Daniels of Ramona was heading north on the southbound side of the freeway at high speed when her Honda Civic crashed into an oncoming Ford Fusion near Dairy Mart Road in San Ysidro shortly before 10:30 a.m. Friday, according to the county Medical Examiner's Office...

  • 1 seriously hurt in wrong-way crash on I-15 in Fallbrook

    City News Sercice|Updated Jun 4, 2021

    UPDATE - FALLBROOK – On Jan. 4, at approximately 4:14 a.m., a two-car collision occurred on I-15 southbound, south of Mission Road. A 28-year-old male from Cardiff was driving a 2014 Audi. A 46-year-old male from Chula Vista was driving a 2013 Toyota. For reasons that are still under investigation, the driver of the Audi was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes and collided head-on with the Toyota. As a result of the head-on collision, the Toyota became fully e...

  • Fatal collision on I-15 in Fallbrook

    Updated May 28, 2021

    FALLBROOK – On Friday, May 28, at approximately 10:44 a.m., the California Highway Patrol received a medical aid call of a male lying face down on the right shoulder of I-15 southbound, north of Old Highway 395. The CHP and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection responded to the scene. An adult male was located on the right shoulder and emergency personnel immediately performed medical aid on the male. Unfortunately, the male was pronounced deceased at the scene. For reasons that are still under i...

  • Put safety at the top of your Memorial Day checklist

    Updated May 28, 2021

    SACRAMENTO – Memorial Day is the traditional start to the summer travel season, and this weekend California’s roadways will likely be bustling with activity. To help ensure the safety of motorists throughout the holiday, the California Highway Patrol will conduct a Maximum Enforcement Period. The Memorial Day MEP will run from 6 p.m. Friday, May 28, to 11:59 p.m. Monday, May 31, and focus on properly using seat belts. During the MEP, all available CHP officers will be out enforcing traffic safety laws throughout the sta...

  • One person killed in fiery crash, lanes shut down on I-15 South

    Lucette Moramarco|Updated Apr 23, 2021

    A two vehicle collision involving a box truck and a vehicle has left one person dead, according to CAL Fire. The crash, on southbound I-15 just north of Rancho California Road, was reported on Thursday, April 22 at 12:30 p.m. Officials reported that a blue sedan ended up under a box truck with both vehicles fully engulfed in fire in the middle lanes. The freeway was closed with just the center divide and the No. 1 lane open. According to witnesses on the scene, the truck...

  • North County Fire assisting on I-15 accident that closed one lane

    Updated Jan 18, 2021

    North County Fire Protection District and CalFire San Diego reported at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 18 that the two agencies were on the scene of an accident on northbound Interstate 15, south of State Route 76 and that the no. 1 lane was blocked by the incident. No further information was available....

  • New traffic laws to affect San Diego County residents

    Updated Jan 2, 2021

    SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Several new traffic laws have gone into effect that San Diego County residents need to heed, including safe space for emergency vehicles and rescuing children from hot cars, according to the California Highway Patrol. Assembly Bill 2285, which Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law in September, establishes potential fines for motorists who do not slow down and, whenever possible, change lanes when encountering a Caltrans vehicle, tow truck or any emergency vehicl...

  • Bicyclist killed in Bonsall after being struck by Freightliner, driver arrested

    Jeff Pack, Staff Writer|Updated Dec 15, 2020

    A bicyclist traveling along Highway 76 in Bonsall was killed after the rider was struck by a Freightliner truck tractor on Tuesday, Dec. 15. After an investigation by the California Highway Patrol, the driver of the big rig was arrested for suspicion of being under the influence of a drug. The incident, first reported at 10:24 a.m., occurred just west of North River Road as both the cyclist, a 58-year-old Oceanside man, and the driver of the Freightliner were heading eastbound, according to North County Fire Capt. John Choi....

  • Suspect arrested in fatal Fallbrook hit-and-run

    Updated Dec 14, 2020

    VISTA (CNS) - A hit-and-run suspect, who was allegedly behind the wheel of a pickup truck that struck and killed a 60-year-old Fallbrook woman walking with her husband near their home last Thursday, was behind bars Sunday, Dec. 13, authorities reported. Pasqual Domingo Pasqual Cristobal, 36, was arrested Sunday and booked into the county jail in Vista on suspicion of felony hit-and-run, DUI causing death and manslaughter, according to the California Highway Patrol. A dark-colored pickup truck allegedly driven by Cristobal...

  • Motorcyclist suffers serious injuries in crash on I-15

    Updated Nov 10, 2020

    FALLBROOK (CNS) - A motorcyclist suffered serious injuries Tuesday, Nov. 10 in a crash with pickup on Interstate 15 in Fallbrook. A Ford F-150 driver called 911 shortly after 5:40 a.m. to report that he had been involved in a crash with a motorcyclist on southbound Interstate 15, south of state Route 76, according to the California Highway Patrol. The pickup driver told a dispatcher that he slammed on his brakes because the vehicle in front of him slowed down suddenly, then the motorcycle hit his pickup, the CHP reported....

  • CHP: Fallbrook man killed in hit-and-run on Harbor Freeway in Los Angeles

    Updated Oct 22, 2020

    LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A Caltrans subcontractor from Fallbrook was killed Wednesday, Oct. 21 in a hit-and-run crash on the southbound Harbor (110) Freeway in downtown Los Angeles. Officers responded to reports of a person down on the right-hand side of the freeway near West Third Street at about 12:15 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. The victim, who reportedly was putting out cones to close a lane when he was struck, was pronounced dead at the scene by Los Angeles Fire Department personnel. CHP officials said...

  • 1 killed, 2 seriously injured in solo vehicle rollover near Rainbow

    Updated Oct 16, 2020

    TEMECULA (CNS) - A woman was killed Friday, Oct. 16 and two others were seriously injured in a rollover crash in a construction zone on Interstate 15 near Rainbow. The crash happened about 7:15 a.m. on the northbound I-15, just north of Rainbow Valley Boulevard and inside Riverside County, according to the California Highway Patrol. Officer Mike Lassig said a 29-year-old Upland man, whose name was withheld pending notification of his family, was at the wheel of a 1993 Honda Civic going about 70 mph when he entered an area of...

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