Two people were killed overnight when a wrong-way driver entered Interstate 5 near downtown, striking another car head-on.
The crash happened sometime around 1 a.m. Wednesday when two black sedans collided head-on on the interstate, according to the California Highway Patrol. One man and one woman in separate cars were killed in the incident.
The victims were later identified as 58-year-old Mark R. Luther and 33-year-old Porsha Standard, both living in San Diego, the CHP said.
Video from the scene showed the two vehicles with extensive damage and debris scattered across the interstate as investigators assessed the scene.
Dashcam footage from viewer Pax Sense captured a black sedan traveling on the wrong way on Pacific Coast Highway early in the morning. Minutes later, CHP received a call about the deadly downtown collision.
All northbound lanes of I-5 in the area were shut down for several hours amid the investigation. They were reopened by 6:30 a.m.
Details on what led up to the crash were not immediately clear.
It was also not clear if either of the two victims was the wrong-way driver.