Authorities search for hit-and-run driver after crash on I-5
SAN DIEGO, CA – Authorities were searching for a hit-and-run driver after a crash on Interstate 5 in San Clemente early on Thursday morning.
According to CHP, a driver crashed his vehicle into the center guardrail on I-5 north near the San Onofre Nuclear Plant at about 12:40 a.m.
The driver, a man, jumped out of the car that had turned the wrong way in the crash and fled from the scene.
As a search widened in the area, dogs were brought in. Additionally, officials asked a train coming through the area from Orange County to reduce speed in an effort to keep everyone safe. Authorities also discussed the use of drones to help further the search, but this was prohibited due to the proximity to Camp Pendleton.
No one was in custody after almost an hour and a half of searching.
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