Two people were killed and three were hospitalized after a two-car crash occurred in the Midway District Saturday, the San Diego Police Department said.
The crash involving a pick up truck and a mini van happened around 9 p.m. at the intersection of at Camino Del Rio West and Sports Arena Boulevard, police said.
A 31-year-old man speeding westbound in a 1999 Toyota Tacoma truck in
the 2900 block of Sports Arena Boulevard hit a median and went airborne, SDPD said.
The truck landed on top of a northbound 2015 Toyota Sienna van, in the 3800 block of Rosecrans Street, which had four occupants.
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A man and a woman inside the van died at the scene, SDPD confirmed. Paramedics rushed the two other people inside the van to a hospital, where their conditions were
unknown. The 31-year-old man, suffering from broken bones and other injuries,
police said, was transported to an area hospital.
The incident prompted several road closures Saturday night.
Rosecrans Street was closed in both directions from Kurtz Street to Midway Drive and all east and westbound traffic on Sports Arena Boulevard were shut down from East Drive to Pacific Highway, police said.
All southbound traffic from the I-8 and I-5 off-ramps into the Sports Arena area via Camino Del Rio West or Rosecrans were also closed.
San Diego police urged anyone with any information regarding the crash
to call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.