ESCONDIDO (NEWS 8) - A 57-year-old man is dead after his truck crashed, head-on, into another car in North County late Friday night.
That collision has many residents concerned with the construction along the roadway and whether it’s a hazard to drivers.
Escondido Police officers said the crash killed the 57-year-old man who was driving a 1996 Toyota Tacoma Friday before 11:30 p.m. The man was headed eastbound on Valley Parkway, north of Beven Drive, while the driver of a 2005 Honda Accord was going west on Valley Parkway.
Saddened to hear the news, Escondido resident Diana Winter talked with News 8 about the conditions of the area.
“It really is, it’s dark, it’s no lights, it’s very foggy at nighttime,” said Winter. “Having the construction take up most of the road and stuff like that too is not safe as well.”
Diana winter comes to the Mayflower Dog Park weekly, which is located across from a heavy construction zone near where the fatal wreck occurred.
“I noticed when people drive by it, they are concentrating on the construction and not in front of them and this is already a dangerous road to begin with,” said Winter.
“Traffic has always been an issue were these two lanes shrink down to one,” explained Chris Mason and Escondido resident. “There has been a number of incidents, accidents all sorts of stuff. They post a police officer there and they write tickets. Then as soon as the police officer goes away, they go back to doing what they were doing.”
The pickup driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Paramedics rushed the 36-year-old who was driving the Honda to Palomar Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
Anyone who has information regarding this crash is asked to call the Escondido Police Department.
Sunny skies with above-average temperatures are expected throughout San Diego County. Low clouds and fog could return Monday night and temperatures are expected to cool through Wednesday.
Crews are on scene of an apartment fire in Chula Vista, that broke out early Monday morning, right across the street from an earlier fire involving two mobile homes.
Fire crews on scene of a fully engulfed fire as two mobile homes burn in Chula Vista Monday morning.
Spring is almost here and as the temperatures start to rise more and more people will be out and about enjoying San Diego trails. But with the sun and warmth come critters – including rattlesnakes.
A candlelight vigil got underway San Diego Sunday evening in remembrance of the 50 lives taken this week in Christchurch, New Zealand. Organizers said the vigil would also be a place to pray for an end to Islamophobia, racism, gun violence and more.
San Diego County sheriff's homicide detectives were Monday investigating the death of a man found inside a Potrero residence with signs of trauma.
Migrant caravans attempting to gain entry into the U.S. at the Mexico border is a topic that has sparked a lot of heated debate; but the director of a new documentary says his goal is to tell the stories of those affected while looking at both sides of the issue.
Dick Dale, the "King of Surf Guitar," whose music was emblematic of Southern California's beach culture in the 1960s, has died at the age of 81, Dale's touring bassist Sam Bolle confirmed to the Guardian on Sunday.