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.