Survivor of deadly crash to be arrested

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SAN DIEGO – The apparently drunken driver who survived a fiery car crash that killed his two passengers in Bay Park Saturday was expected to be arrested upon his release from a hospital, police said Sunday.

Officer Dan Lasher said alcohol was a factor as the driver veered a vehicle to swerve off Friars Road, around 7:30 a.m., and struck a boulder. The vehicle caught fire, which spread to the brush.

He was able to escape and sustained minor cuts and burns.

The two women’s families in Oceanside were notified by the medical examiner, but their identities were not publicized.

A dog was also killed in the flames, the San Diego County Medical Examiner said.

Friars Road has a set of S-curves in the area of the crash, under the Pacific Highway and railroad track bridges that span the San Diego River and Friars Road.


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