Two people killed in three vehicle collision on State Route 76

Police line tape. Photo: Gina Yarbrough/San Diego County News

By Gina Yarbrough

Oceanside, CA–Two people were killed Friday evening when their vehicle ran a red light and crashed into a U-haul utility truck and another vehicle on State Route 76, the Oceanside Police Department said.

Oceanside Police responded to calls of a crash involving three vehicles around 7:36 p.m. at the intersection of SR-76 and Canyon Drive in Oceanside. 

The collision occurred when a gray Mercedes sedan heading north on Canyon Drive ran a red light and was broadsided by the U-Haul truck which was headed east on SR-76. The force of the crash caused both vehicles to become entangled together and collided with a white Kia Sedan that was in the left turn lane of westbound SR-76.

Both the driver and passenger of the Mercedes that ran the red light were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the U-Haul truck and the Kia were both treated for minor injuries and released from the scene.

According to Oceanside Police, the alcohol intoxication of the deceased driver does appear to be a factor in the collision.

The identities of the occupants are being withheld pending notification of the next of kin.

The Oceanside Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team conducted the investigation. 

Anyone with information regarding the collision is asked to call Officer Serdah at (760) 435-4769.

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