OCEANSIDE, CA – An 18-year-old was killed and another was injured after their vehicle was struck by an alleged drunk driver in Oceanside late last night, according to FOX 5 San Diego.
The collision happened on El Camino Real, near Fire Mountain Drive, at about 11 p.m., after an alleged drunk driver went over the median and collided with a fire hydrant. He continued into the lanes of oncoming traffic, where he crashed into two other vehicles, causing one of them to overturn.
At least one of those vehicles then burst into flames.
Two people were trapped within the wreckage of the overturned car.
18-year-old Oceanside resident Dalila Jebrail, the driver, died at the scene.
An 18-year-old passenger in her vehicle was taken to the hospital with severe wounds.
The at-fault driver sustained injuries in the crash and was taken to the hospital for treatment. He is under investigation for possibly driving while intoxicated.
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