A California Highway Patrol cruiser
A California Highway Patrol cruiser. Photo by Chris Stone

One person was killed Monday when an SUV crashed on Interstate 5 in Oceanside near Camp Pendleton.

The northbound gray Jeep Cherokee veered off the freeway near Wire Mountain Road about 4:15 p.m., overturned and struck a fence, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The mortally injured person’s name was not immediately available.

The fatal wreck forced a closure of two northbound lanes on the freeway in the area, the CHP reported.