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2 Injured in Head-On Collision North of San Ysidro Port of Entry

A wrong-way truck driver crashed through the San Ysidro Port of Entry and slammed into an oncoming vehicle on Interstate 5 late Sunday, according to the San Diego Police Department.

The truck driver was suspected of being under the influence of alcohol when he traveled north in southbound lanes of I-5 and crashed head-on into a car north of the border and south of Dairy Mart Road just after 10 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. 

Two people needed to be rescued from their vehicles and both were rushed to UC San Diego Medical Center with severe injuries, the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department said. 

CHP officers closed three lanes of southbound I-5 due to the collision.

U.S. Border Patrol agents also responded to the crash but have not yet responded to requests for comment about the incident. 

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