One Person Deceased in a Multiple Vehicle Collision in Oceanside
At approximately 2:20 pm Tuesday, a collision occurred involving multiple vehicles at the intersection of Jefferson Ave. and Hwy 78 westbound.
When officers arrived, they found an unresponsive male inside a 2006 Lexus. Paramedics who were on scene later pronounced the 60-year-old driver of the Lexus deceased. There were also two victims in a 2000 Toyota 4 Runner. They were evaluated and released with minor injuries.
Evidence at the scene and witness statements suggested the Lexus was traveling southbound on Jefferson Ave away from Vista Way towards the 78 overpass at a high rate of speed. The vehicle ran a red light, causing it to collide with the Toyota. The 4 Runner was in the process of making a left turn on a green arrow on Jefferson Ave to westbound 78. Due to the collision, the Lexus veered to the right and collided head on with a light pole. It was reported the driver was not wearing his seatbelt when he collided.
An investigation is ongoing, and it is unknown if alcohol or drugs were a factor.
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