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Fatal crash near Bonsall school in rural northern San Diego County

The crash, involving a Honda Civic and a truck, occurred about 11:45 a.m. in the 31500 block of Old River Road in Bonsall, according to the California Highway Patrol
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BONSALL, Calif. — A 58-year-old suspected drunken driver was killed Friday in a head-on collision on a rural road in the far northern reaches of San Diego County.

The man was headed west on Old River Road in Bonsall when the Honda Civic he was driving veered into an eastbound lane in the path of an oncoming Ford F-350 pickup truck about 11:45 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. CBS 8 learned the crash happened near Bonsall Elementary School.

The resulting crash near Camino Del Rey killed the car's driver, a Vista resident, at the scene. His name was withheld pending family notification.

No other injuries were reported.

The cause of the wreck was under investigation, though intoxication was believed to have played a role.

"Alcohol impairment was suspected (on the part of) the deceased," CHP public-affairs Officer Hunter Gerber said.

The collision forced closures of traffic lanes in the area until shortly after 2 p.m., according to the Highway Patrol.

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