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Suspected Wrong-Way Driver Involved in Multi-Vehicle Crash in City Heights

Monday night's incident marks what may be the sixth wrong-way crash in San Diego County this month alone

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Several people were injured late Monday night when a suspected wrong-way driver, under the influence, caused a crash on Interstate 15 in City Heights.

The incident was reported at about 11:30 p.m. when a Ford Fusion traveling northbound in southbound lanes crashed into another vehicle near University Avenue. Up to five cars were involved in the impact, authorities said.

At least one person, the driver of a Toyota Corolla was hurt. The person was transported to a nearby hospital with major injuries.

Video footage from the scene showed at least two women on stretchers.

One man was seen being detained at the scene. California Highway Patrol said the man was believed to be driving under the influence at the time of the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

A series of wrong-way crashes have been reported in San Diego County over the past month.

On June 1, a 52-year-old woman was killed on I-5 in Carmel Valley when a wrong-way driver entered the freeway. Just days later on June 4, two San Diego Police Department detectives were killed on I-5 in San Ysidro when a 58-year-old woman entered the freeway on the wrong lanes. She, too, died.

Also on June 4, a suspected DUI driver entered I-15 on the wrong side in Fallbrook and plowed into an oncoming driver. Both drivers involved minor to major injuries.

On June 5, a 57-year-old woman was killed by a wrong-way driver suspected of racing while traveling with her two grandchildren in Chula Vista. Two days later on June 7, two vehicles collided head-on when a 29-year-old drifted into oncoming traffic in Spring Valley.

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