One Killed, One Injured in Pauma Valley Car Accident on Highway 76 near Pauma Reservation Road
San Diego, California (January 3, 2020) – At least one person was killed and another was injured late Thursday night in a traffic accident in Pauma Valley, northeast San Diego County, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The deadly crash occurred at about 10:35 p.m. Thursday, January 2 on Highway a mile west of Pauma Reservation Road.
The CHP said three vehicles collided on Highway 76 for unknown reasons.
Firefighters along with the paramedics responded to the scene and extricated two people who were trapped in the wreckage.
Two people were transported to Palomar Hospital to be treated for unspecified injuries.Another person was reportedly taken to the fire station.
The CHP officers later determined that one person died in the crash. The name of the victim has not been disclosed pending notification of family.
All lanes of Highway 76 were shut down at 10:45 p.m. as the crews worked to clear the crash site.
The accident remains under investigation.