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1 person killed in crash involving big rig on SR-163 near Linda Vista

According to Caltrans, all lanes of traffic on northbound SR-163 were reopened just after 8 p.m.
Credit: KFMB

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — A man was killed in a collision on State Route 163 North at Genesee Avenue on Wednesday afternoon, according to California Highway Patrol. A SigAlert was issued for the area after the crash in which a white Nissan Frontier truck became stuck under a big rig truck.  

The smaller vehicle driven by a 43-year-old man from Oceanside crashed into the back of the tractor-trailer around 3:40 p.m., according to CHP. The driver was headed north at an unknown rate of speed and failed to slow down for the slower semi-truck/trailer that was ahead of him. 

The driver sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene.

The driver of the semi-truck, a 50-year-old male, from Tijuana, Mexico, was not injured and remained on scene, according to CHP. 

It was unknown as of Wednesday night whether drugs or alcohol played a part in the crash. 

Traffic heading north was backed up for several miles following the collision.

According to Caltrans, all lanes of traffic on northbound SR-163 were reopened just after 8 p.m.

Editor's note: The truck was previously reported to be a Toyota. 

Credit: KFMB