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1 Seriously Hurt in Wrong-Way Crash on I-15 in Fallbrook

 

Last updated 6/4/2021 at 7:26am



FALLBROOK - A driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI and another driver suffered severe injuries this morning following a wrong-way, head-on crash on Interstate 15 in Fallbrook, according to a media report.

Dispatchers received reports shortly before 4:10 a.m. that a vehicle was heading southbound on northbound Interstate 15 near Fallbrook, according to the California Highway Patrol.

A short time later, the wrong-way vehicle crashed head-on into another vehicle on northbound I-15 near Mission Road, the CHP reported.

The northbound vehicle caught fire after the crash, but several good Samaritans were able to pull the driver out of the burning vehicle, 10News

reported.

The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries, while the wrong-way driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI, according to the news station.

No details about the two drivers or their vehicles were immediately available.

A SigAlert was issued around 5:15 a.m., shutting down the left two lanes on northbound I-15 near Mission Road.

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