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A night of deadly crashes in San Diego County

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SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8/CNS) - Four people were killed in three crashes that happened within hours of each other overnight. A young woman was also killed in a crash Tuesday morning. 

The first happened around 11:15 p.m. on Monday night when a motorcyclist was killed in an accident on the I-805 near Adams Avenue. 

A short time later a pickup truck traveling the wrong way on State Route 52 in Clairemont collided with an oncoming car, killing both drivers.

A gray 2006 Ford Ranger was heading east on the westbound side of the freeway shortly after 12:30 a.m. when it crashed head-on into a 2013 Mercedes- Benz CLS 550 driven by 52-year-old Riyadh Kafaji of La Jolla, according to the California Highway Patrol and county Medical Examiner's Office.

Kafaji and the other motorist died at the scene of the crash. The man behind the wheel of the truck, which became engulfed in flames following the collision, remained unidentified late this afternoon.

There were no passengers in either vehicle, the CHP reported.

The accident left both westbound lanes of the freeway in the area blocked for about 90 minutes.

In later incident, a 33-year-old motorist was killed in a solo car crash on a North County street.

A passerby found Israel Robles of Chula Vista mortally injured in his crumpled 2005 Volkswagen Jetta alongside Camino del Norte in 4S Ranch at about
3:30 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol and county Medical Examiner's Office.

The Jetta had veered off the eastbound side of the street for unknown reasons and smashed into a tree, the CHP reported. It was unclear exactly when the crash occurred.

Medics took Robles to Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, where he was pronounced dead.

The causes of all three accidents were all still under investigation as of Tuesday evening. 

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