SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA — A 19-year-old man died early last Wednesday after a rear-end crash involving a big rig on Interstate 5 near San Onofre State Beach, reports San Diego Union-Tribune.
The collision occurred on the southbound lanes of I-5 near Basilone Road on September 22, shortly before 5:00 a.m.
Authorities said the man was driving a Hyundai sedan south on the interstate when he rear-ended a big rig.
California Highway Patrol said the man was transported by airlift to a nearby hospital, where he later died.
As of Friday, CHP said it is unknown whether drugs or alcohol contributed to the accident.
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