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Fatal Car Crash Blocks Southbound I-15 Lanes near Miramar

Two people were confirmed dead after a car crashed into a semi truck near Miramar, Friday night. 

The multi-vehicle collision on I-15 was reported around 11 p.m., near Pomerado Road.

A 2019 Toyota Corolla collided with a fully loaded parked truck tractor toing a trailer on the right shoulder. After colliding with the truck, the Corolla collided with a 2020 Hino box truck also traveling southbound.

Two men riding in the Corolla were confirmed dead at the scene. The 30-year-old driver was taken to Scripps La Jolla Hospital in critical condition, confirmed the California Highway Patrol. All three riders were wearing seatbelts.

The occupants of the other two vehicles were not injured.

CHP reported all lanes of Southbound I-15 were closed between Carroll Canyon Road and Miramar Road for about an hour following the crash.

The three left lanes were reopened just after 12 a.m. Saturday, however the Miramar Road offramp and the right two lanes of the freeway were expected to remain closed for several hours.

CHP was investigating the collision.

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