Editor’s note: A previous version of this story incorrectly named the area in which the crash occurred. The collision happened in the Nestor area and the story has been corrected.
SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Two people were injured Tuesday, one fatally, in a crash involving a pickup truck and a sedan on Interstate 5 in the South Bay, authorities reported.
A Ford Ranger and Volkswagen Jetta collided on the northbound side of the freeway near Coronado Avenue in San Diego’s Nestor neighborhood at about 11 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.
The driver of the Ford Ranger, a 65-year-old man from San Diego, was driving northbound on I-5 when his car veered across all lanes of traffic and was struck by the Volkswagen Jetta driven by a 24-year-old Chula Vista woman, CHP spokesperson Salvador Castro stated in a press release Tuesday.
“The impact from the collision caused the Ford to overturn ejecting the passenger, a 63-year-old female from San Diego,” Castro said.
The 63-year-old woman was transported to a local hospital, where she died from her injuries, CHP confirmed. Also, the driver of the Ford was listed with major injuries and the Volkswagen driver sustained minor injuries.
Authorities are investigating what made the Ford driver veer across all lanes of traffic.
The wreck left a pair of northbound lanes blocked on the interstate, leading to heavy congestion in the area. The freeway was clear again at the site of the accident as of 12:15 p.m., the CHP reported.
CHP says alcohol and or/drugs are not believed to be a factor in the collision.
The name of the deceased is being withheld pending notification from the family.
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FOX 5’s Domenick Candelieri contributed to this story.