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Update: 1 dead, 1 hurt in wrong-way crash on SR-56 possibly caused by drunk driver

SAN DIEGO, CA – A passenger was killed in an early-morning wrong-way crash on State Route 56 in Carmel Valley yesterday, according to FOX 5 San Diego.

This is an update to a previous news story.

The crash happened on eastbound SR-56, near Carmel Country Road, at about 1:45 a.m.

The driver of a silver Honda Civic, a 22-year-old San Marcos man, was reportedly headed westbound in the eastbound lanes when he collided head-on with a blue Mazda CX-5.

A passenger in the Honda was pronounced dead after the accident.

The driver of the Mazda was taken to the hospital to receive treatment for minor injuries.

The other driver is suspected of having been under the influence and was taken into police custody.

Authorities closed the roadway as they worked the crash. By 6:10 a.m., the roadway had been cleared.

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