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1 Killed, 6 Injured in Suspected DUI Crash on Coronado: PD

Two of the injured included children, police said

One person was killed and six others, including two children, were injured in an early morning suspected DUI crash on Coronado, police said. 

The crash happened at about 12:20 a.m. when a Jeep was speeding northbound on Silver Strand State Highway, police said. The location is near the iconic Hotel Del Coronado.

The car drifted over the median near Pomona Avenue and crashed into two cars in the southbound lanes. 

When first responders arrived, they found one person dead as a result of their injuries. 

Four others, including two children, suffered moderate to severe injuries. Those four were in a Honda SUV. 

A fifth person in a KIA sedan was also injured. The driver in the KIA also had a dog in the car that was uninjured and taken to the police department's animal care facility. 

The driver of the Jeep was transported to the hospital in critical condition. 

Police believe alcohol was a factor in the crash. 

The road was shut down in both directions for several hours but has since reopened.

Coronado residents were shocked to learn of the fatal crash when they woke up Sunday morning. 

"Everybody is talking about it in town," said former Coronado resident Rob Briede, in town for a visit. "I didn't think it was this bad."

The debris from the crash, which left the cars involved smashed, was spread around the roadway for hours. 

"There's parts littered everywhere," Briede said. "Stuff broke off when they hit, the energy of the impact is all over the place."

No further information is available. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to please call (619) 522-7350.

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