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Wrong-Way Driver Causes Collisions on I-5

A woman driving southbound in the northbound lanes near the Border Patrol checkpoint hit three vehicles Sunday afternoon.

A wrong-way driver's car crashed into three other vehicles on Interstate 5 in Camp Pendleton Sunday, snarling northbound traffic into San Diego County.

Traffic backed up past the San Onofre checkpoint following the head-on crash, which blocked three lanes of the northbound freeway, according to the
CHP.

The woman was spotted driving a small sedan at a high speed in the center median south in the northbound lanes between Basilone and Las Pulgas roads about 12:20 p.m., the CHP reported.

Sunday’s four-vehicle collision involved a green Toyota Sienna minivan, a silver Toyota Camry, a blue Toyota Highlander and another undescribed vehicle. Wreckage blocked the three left lanes and a SigAlert was issued at 12:28 p.m., as traffic squeezed by in the one remaining lane.

An ambulance was required, according to the CHP, but it was unclear how many people were injured in the crash.

Three tow trucks were called to remove the wrecked vehicles, according to the CHP.

-City News Service

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