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Major Crash Stops All Lanes of SR-78 in Vista

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Traffic was at a standstill Tuesday after a Toyota Prius and Chevrolet Camaro were both involved in a major crash in the westbound lanes of SR-78 in Vista.

Photos by Daniel Thomas

The vehicle rollover was reported at about 1:39 PM under the Vista Village Drive overpass. The Camaro suffered minor damage to its rear, while the Prius, which Caltrans reports overturned before landing on its wheels, was visibly destroyed. The crash initially blocked the number one lane, but all lanes were stopped while a flatbed tow truck extracted the Prius from the roadway.

All lanes were reopened by 2:10 PM.


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  • Published: 11 months ago on December 5, 2017
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  1. Amber McClure says:

    Has there been any update to the cause of the accident or the status of the driver. I was one on the people on scene until PD got there. My husband and i were a few cars behind him. It was insane. He wasn’t speeding or anything. Just suddenly went of road, up the embankment, hit the underside of the overpass, tumbled down the embankment at an angle, hit the other car, went airborne and flipped over the car, landed on his wheels and rolled into the center divide.

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