Wrong-way driver hits oncoming SUV on freeway

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SAN DIEGO – Investigators believe a man was drunk when he drove the wrong way on a Carmel Valley freeway and crashed into an oncoming SUV.

The collision happened at about 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, just minutes after the California Highway Patrol reported that a Toyota RAV 4 was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of state Route 56. The RAV 4 sideswiped a Nissan Rogue SUV, barely avoiding a head-on crash.

Both the woman driving the Rogue and the man driving the RAV 4 were taken to Scripps Hospital in La Jolla for treatment of minor injuries.