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Drug deal turns bad, ends in stabbing and car crash

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A suspected drug deal turned into a wild crime spree in Scripps Ranch Tuesday night, ending with a stabbing inside a fast-moving vehicle and a car crash that sent two people to the hospital.

The wreck happened at Scripps Ranch Boulevard and Pomerado Road just before 6:00 p.m.

Police say a fight broke out between three men inside a red Nissan Altima heading southbound on Scripps Ranch Boulevard. The driver allegedly stabbed and slashed a man in the backseat, while speeding down the road, losing control of the car.

The car plowed through two trees before slamming into a light pole in the median of the roadway, near the intersection of Pomerado Road.

Police say the fight between the three men briefly continued outside of the car, before the trio ran off in different directions. San Diego Police say the backseat rider, who was stabbed, was caught trying to hide drugs as he attempted to flee. Officers say they found marijuana stashed in the bushes nearby.

The driver, who suffered facial injuries in the crash, and the passenger were also caught and taken into custody.

Crews lifted the destroyed trees off the mangled wreckage and towed the smashed Nissan from the scene late Tuesday night.

Two of the suspects were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Authorities say the driver will face assault charges for allegedly stabbing his back-seat passenger. San Diego Police also told News 8 that they have an outstanding warrant for the stabbing victim, who could also be facing charges.

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