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The fatal crash scene Sunday afternoon on the southbound I-5 in downtown. Photo: OnSceneTV

One person was killed in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 5 in downtown San Diego Sunday afternoon, a fire official said.

California Highway Patrol dispatchers were first alerted to the crash at 4:06 p.m. on southbound I-5 just before state Route 163.

A black sedan and a white minivan reportedly hit each other head-on. The collision left the driver of the black car dead, and one person was trapped inside the minivan before being rescued and transported to a local hospital with unknown injuries, San Diego Fire-Rescue Battalion Chief Rick Ballard said.

It wasn’t immediately clear which car was traveling the wrong way, although unconfirmed reports indicate it was the black sedan.

Firefighters were blocking three lanes of southbound I-5 near the accident scene, according to the CHP.

–City News Service