- Associated Press - Friday, August 24, 2018

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A fiery freeway crash has killed three people and seriously injured a fourth in San Diego.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports the accident occurred shortly after 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

A witness told the California Highway Patrol the crash was triggered by a wrong-way driver speeding in the northbound carpool lane of Interstate 805 near Interstate 5 in the Sorrento Valley area.

CHP Officer Mary Bailey says nearly a dozen cars were involved and several caught fire.

A witness who called 911 reported the whole northbound side of the freeway was on fire.

CHP Officer Jake Sanchez says three people were killed. He says a fourth person was badly hurt but is expected to survive.

Authorities closed all of the freeway’s northbound lanes, snarling traffic.

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