1 Killed in Encinitas Crash

One person was killed in a crash on Interstate 5 in Encinitas early Saturday, prompting officials to temporarily shut down traffic on the freeway.

The deadly collision happened just after 3 a.m. near Encinitas Boulevard. California Highway Patrol (CHP) officials said two cars collided, with one vehicle rear-ended at highway speeds, leaving the car totaled.

Both cars came to rest in the middle of the lanes, debris from the crash strewn all over the freeway.

The CHP shut down all lanes for about 30 minutes following the accident.

The driver of the car that was rear-ended was killed in the collision. The condition of the driver in the second vehicle is unknown.

The crash is under investigation. Officials have not determined whether alcohol was involved.

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