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1 Killed in Collision on Del Dios Hwy in Escondido

A man was killed in a collision with another vehicle on a highway in Escondido Sunday evening, according to California Highway Patrol (CHP).

It happened around 7:20 p.m., when a driver lost control of his Toyota Camry while headed westbound on Del Dios Highway, near Rancho Del Rio, said CHP officials.

Another 60-year-old man driving in a Tesla was unable to avoid colliding into the passenger side of the Camry, as he traveled eastbound on Del Dios Highway.

Paramedics declared the driver of the Camry dead at the scene. The driver of the Tesla complained of pain in his lower back but was not hospitalized, according to CHP.

An investigation is underway to determine what caused the collision, said CHP officers.

It is unknown whether alcohol or drugs played a factor in this crash. No further information was immediately available.

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