Translate this page
Man, woman and their two dogs perish in fiery crash on Interstate 5 near Camp Pendleton
Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
Issue 09, Volume 17.
The driver was spotted inside the wreckage yelling for help, but was unable to get the door open before the truck burst into flames, according to CHP Officer Jim Bettencourt. The male driver and female passenger died at the scene.
They had been headed south on the freeway in a silver Chevy Silverado at an unknown speed about 10:40 p.m. Saturday, March 2.
A witness who was changing a tire on the roadside reported seeing the pickup truck strike a pole and explode, Bettencourt said. The pole supports a scanner that allows certain commercial vehicles to bypass the scales.
"Due to the severity of the fire and the vehicle damage, positive identification is not known at this time," Bettencourt said in a statement.
Two dogs also died, he said.
Camp Pendleton firefighters responded, the CHP officer said. Three of the four freeway lanes were blocked for1-1/2 hours.
The crash remains under investigation, Bettencourt said, and it was not yet known if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash.
Fiery crash on Interstate 5 near Camp Pendleton claims at least one life
OCEANSIDE - At least one person was killed in a fiery crash when a vehicle hit a pole on Interstate 5 Freeway north of the Border Patrol Checkpoint in Oceanside and burst into flames, the California Highway Patrol said today.
The crash occurred at 10:41 p.m. Saturday, March 2, according to a CHP statement.
A witness reported seeing a white pickup truck strike a light pole and explode, southbound on the San Diego Freeway, the CHP said.
"U.S. Border Patrol agents advised they didn't see anyone get out of the vehicle," the CHP said. "Vehicle is fully engulfed."
The truck reportedly also hit a device used to measure semi-tractors when they are weighed, according to the statement.
Camp Pendleton firefighters responded, the CHP said.
Three of the four freeway lanes were blocked for 1 1/2 hours and lanes 3 and 4 remained closed as of 12:19 a.m.
The Fallbrook Village News has tightened its' policy regarding comments.
While we invite you to contribute your opinions and thoughts, we request that you refrain from using vulgar or obscene words and post only comments that directly pertain to the specific topic of the story or article.
Comments that are derogatory in nature have a high likelihood for editing or non-approval if they carry the possibility of being libelous.
The comment system is not intended as a forum for individuals or groups to air personal grievances against other individuals or groups.
Please, no advertising or trolling.
In posting a comment for consideration, users understand that their posts may be edited as necessary to meet system parameters, or the post may not be approved at all. By submitting a comment, you agree to all the rules and guidelines described here.
Most comments are approved or disregarded within one business day.
Valley NewsAnza Valley OutlookFallbrook.orgSourcebookPDF VersionCoupon CornerSign up for iNewsEarthquake Info
357 Medical marijuan...
265 Arrests now numb...
246 13-year-old Fall...
211 Vote ‘yes’ on Pr...
205 Arrests now tota...
170 UPDATE: Authorit...
168 Man hit, killed ...
166 Marine commits s...
153 13-year-old Fall...
149 Little Mexico in...
148 EXCLUSIVE UPDATE...
145 Increased Noise ...
137 Fallbrook reside...
133 Methamphetamine ...
125 Mother-in-law ar...