Rancho Bernardo

DUI Suspected in Rancho Bernardo Crash That Killed 1, Injured 1

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One person died and another was injured in a drug- or alcohol-fueled crash crash that temporarily shut down some lanes on Interstate 15 in Rancho Bernardo early Tuesday.

The deadly crash happened shortly after midnight on I-15 northbound at Via Rancho Parkway. Video of the scene showed a gold Lexus on its side with extensive damage.

Neither passenger was wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash and both were thrown from the vehicle, according to California Highway Patrol.

One person, a 24-year-old man from Florida, landed in the roadway and was struck by an oncoming vehicle. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A second passenger, a 20-year-old woman from San Diego, suffered major injuries and was transported to Palomar Medical Center.

CHP said drugs and/or alcohol were believed to be a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.

CHP said all lanes were reopened just before 3:30 a.m.

Details on what led up to the crash were not immediately clear.

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