Car Fire on I-15 in Escondido Causes 10-Mile Backup - NBC 7 San Diego

Car Fire on I-15 in Escondido Causes 10-Mile Backup

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    Car Fire in Escondido Causes 10-Mile Backup

    A crash that sent a car into flames on Interstate 15 was causing an 80-minute delay in southbound lanes. NBC 7's Whitney Southwick has details. (Published Thursday, May 16, 2019)

    A crash that sent a car into flames on Interstate 15 in Escondido was causing long delays in southbound lanes Thursday. 

    A car crashed into the center divide north of El Norte Parkway, which sent the car across all lanes of the freeway at about 4:20 a.m., according to California Highway Patrol. 

    The car then crashed into an embankment on the right-hand shoulder and burst into flames. 

    The driver was able to get out of the car uninjured. Fire crews were called to put out the fire, CHP said. 

    Only one lane of the freeway was blocked but the crash was causing 80-minute delays on southbound I-15 just before 6 a.m. Traffic was backed up for about 10 miles. 

    No other information was available.

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