2 teens were killed and 3 were seriously injured in a suspected DUI crash on Interstate 8 near Route 163 in San Diego.
2 Teens Killed, 3 Injured in Suspected DUI Crash on Interstate 8 Near Route 163
Last Update: 7/13/2020
A 17-year-old driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI and vehicular homicide following a crash that resulted in the deaths of two of his passengers and serious injuries to the three other teens in the vehicle.
According to the police, a 2008 BMW was driving westbound on Interstate 8 at around 3:15 a.m. on Saturday and tried to exit via the state Route 163 transition ramp at a high speed. The vehicle then drove over the ramp’s concrete wall and fell approximately 40 feet down an embankment before crashing into a tree and catching fire.
Five teenagers between the ages of 15 and 19 were in the vehicle during the crash. The driver and two other occupants escaped the burning vehicle and were hospitalized with serious injuries. Two of the occupants were trapped in the backseat and died at the scene.
The 17-year-old driver did not have a license and now faces DUI and vehicular homicide charges.
No names have been released at this time.