A woman was killed Saturday morning when her car hit a semi-truck on Interstate 5 and then careened down an embankment.
The accident occurred around 2:15 a.m. on the northbound freeway south of Via De La Valle in Del Mar. The woman was extricated from the wreckage and transported to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
The crash left the car’s engine block on the freeway, causing a second crash involving an AMR ambulance, though no one in that vehicle was injured, according to San Diego Fire-Rescue.
Traffic was stopped for over an hour.
Authorities had not released the name of the victim as of Saturday night.
The California Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.
Updated at 9:05 p.m., Saturday, July 11, 2020
— From Staff and Wire Reports
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