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27-year-old man dies after Interstate 5 accident near Camp Pendleton

SAN DIEGO - A 27-year-old man thrown from a sport utility vehicle in a crash near Camp Pendleton died today, and his son was injured, authorities said.

Oscar Manuel Lopez Flores, a back seat passenger in a Ford Explorer, was thrown from the vehicle when it was struck From behind by a Chevrolet Camaro in southbound lanes near Cristianitos Road about midnight, according to the

Medical Examiner's Office.

Flores' son also was ejected as the SUV overturned, authorities said. The boy was airlifted to Rady Children's Hospital, but his name and hospital condition were unavailable.

The Camaro driver ran from the scene but was arrested, according to the California Highway Patrol, which did not make the man's name available.

All southbound lanes were closed for more than two hours to accommodate the investigation.

SAN DIEGO - A fatal collision on Interstate 5 near Camp Pendleton was under investigation early today.

According to the CHP all southbound Interstate 5 lanes near Camp Pendleton have reopened in the wake of the fatal accident that happened about midnight. As many as four vehicles could have been involved in the collision in southbound lanes near Cristianitos Road. One of the drivers reportedly ran from the scene, according to the California Highwap Patrol.

All southbound lanes were temporarily closed to accommodate the investigation.


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