Tow Truck Involved in Fatal Head-On Crash in Valley Center
VALLEY CENTER, CA (February 12, 2019) – Three men were killed following a head-on crash Tuesday morning on a winding rural road near Harrah’s Resort Southern California.
The fatal crash happened around 6:13 a.m. on Valley Center Road, just between North Lake Wohlford Road and Paradise Creek Lane.
According to the California Highway Patrol, a white Ford F-150 was traveling southbound when for unknown reasons, it veered into the path of a black tow truck that was heading northbound, colliding it head-on .
Three men in the Ford pickup truck, ranging in age from 25 to 45, were pronounced dead at the scene.
Another patient who had been riding in the front passenger seat of the pickup walked or ran away following the crash and was later found uninjured at a relative’s home in Escondido. He told police he left the crash because he did not have his cell phone.
The tow truck driver was taken by paramedics to Palomar Medical Center in Escondido for treatment of unknown injuries.
The crash forced a complete closure of Valley Center Road at North Lake Wohlford Road, prompting CHP officials to issue a traffic alert for the area. The roadway was open again in the early afternoon.
It was unclear if speeding or intoxication played a role in the crash, though authorities found beer cans and bottles that had spilled their contents inside the crumpled pickup truck.
No identifying information is being released at this time. The incident remains under investigation.
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