Deadly Crash on I-5

Police Pursuit on I-5 ends in deadly crash

January 14, 2020

OCEANSIDE – Two motorists were killed Tuesday morning when a pickup truck heading the wrong way on Interstate 5 crashed head-on into a sedan following a short police pursuit in Oceanside.

The incident began shortly after 12:00 AM when Oceanside police attempted to pull over a pickup truck for a traffic violation near Harbor Drive, Oceanside police said.

The pickup driver fled and entered southbound Interstate 5 and officers pursued, but the pursuit was called off a short time later.

The crash was reported shortly after 12:20 AM when a pickup truck heading southbound on northbound I-5 slammed into a sedan near Las Flores Drive.

The crash killed the driver of the truck, a 42-year-old man from San Diego, and the driver of the sedan who had a military service member identification card, according to police.

A third person, a 35-year-old from San Diego who was a passenger in the truck, was taken to a hospital for treatment of unknown injuries.