Man Killed in Crash on Interstate 15 Near Deer Springs Road
Medical Emergency Leads to Fatal Escondido Accident
Escondido, CA (January 4, 2020) – A man died after a medical emergency caused a crash in Escondido. The fatal accident occurred on the evening of January 4 on Interstate 15.
An 85-year-old man from San Jose was driving a Toyota FJ Cruiser north on Interstate 15, near Deer Springs Road. He told his wife, a passenger in the vehicle, that he wasn’t feeling well. Moments later, he lost consciousness.
The man’s wife tried to steer from the passenger seat, but could not avoid an accident. The Toyota crashed into the center divider. It continued across the northbound lanes of Interstate 15. It then exited the road and landed on a dirt embankment.
The man died at the accident scene. The cause of death is unknown. His wife suffered moderate injuries.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the friends and loved ones of the victim.