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1 killed, 3 others injured in Fallbrook crash


Last updated 2/4/2018 at 1:30pm

An early-morning crash in Fallbrook killed one person and sent three others to the hospital, a California Highway Patrol officer said today.

Officers believe drugs or alcohol may have contributed to the collision.

Just after 1 a.m., a 19-year-old Fallbrook man driving a 1996 Saturn northbound on Mission Road drifted into oncoming traffic and struck a 2007 Ford U-Haul truck head-on, said CHP Officer Mark Latulippe. The crash happened near Quail Knoll Road, south of Fallbrook High School.

The Saturn's driver and its three passengers were all trapped inside the car, Latulippe said.

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