1 dead, 8 injured in multi-vehicle rollover crash on I-5 in Mission Bay

One person died at the scene, while medics took eight others, including at least one child, to San Diego hospitals

One person was killed and eight others were injured Wednesday night in a crash involving at least three vehicles, including two that rolled, on Interstate 5 in Mission Bay, ities said.

It happened about 9:45 p.m. and occurred partially on the the southbound side of the freeway and partially on the exit ramp to Sea World Drive, according to the California Highway Patrol and San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

One person died at the scene, according to a Fire-Rescue Department official. Medics took eight others, including at least one child, to hospitals.

Two of the vehicles involved in the crash rolled, and firefighters had to rescue several people trapped in those vehicles, the Fire-Rescue Department official said.


A Highway Patrol incident log indicated that a pickup was driving recklessly just before the crash, and may have cut off at least one other vehicle. A second pickup apparently swerved out of the way of the first and overturned in the process.

Among those trapped and injured were two juveniles, according to the CHP log.

San Diego police officers were first on the scene, and one officer reported over his radio that there was a roughly 6-year-old girl who was unconscious. Other officers reported that at least one occupant of one of the vehicles was ejected in the crash, and emergency crews were performing CPR.

At least one ambulance was headed to Rady Children’s Hospital, while another took at least one victim to Scripps Mercy Hospital, according to emergency radio traffic.

Police briefly shut down all of south I-5, but quickly reopened all lanes. The off-ramp to Sea World Drive remained closed late Wednesday.