The freeway closed in San Diego last night due to a crash

SAN DIEGO – A violent collision on the highway in San Diego overnight caused several injuries and forced authorities to close lanes for several hours.

The accident happened on Interstate 8 near Taylor Street – not far from the Hotel Circle area – shortly before 2:30 a.m. Sunday, according to the California Highway Patrol. Exactly what led to the crash is still unclear, but a driver was heading west in the eastbound lanes when they crashed into another car head-on.

The cars involved were a black BMW and a silver Honda, the CHP said, but officials did not immediately say which vehicle belonged to the wrong driver.

At least two people were injured in the crash and video from OnScene.TV showed a victim being strapped into a gurney and loaded into an ambulance. Additional information on the severity of each person’s injuries was not released.

Authorities closed all westbound lanes for a period before allowing traffic to pass only in the right lane as they continued to process the site. The highway was completely reopened at about 6 p.m., according to

It was the second wrong crash on a highway in San Diego in 24 hours: A driver in a sedan caused a five-car crash after driving in the wrong direction on Interstate 5 in San Ysidro Saturday afternoon. Earlier this month, Caltrans placed dozens of new false warning signs at exit ramps on local highways to try to prevent such crashes.

FOX 5 has contacted the California Highway Patrol for more information on the investigation into Sunday morning’s crash.

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