Two teens killed, two seriously injured in crash onto Torrey Pines beach

The crash occurred just before 11 p.m. along North Torrey Pines Road; police say DUI is suspected


Two teenage passengers were killed and two others were seriously injured Monday night, April 25, when a 19-year-old suspected drunken driver lost control of his car and crashed near Torrey Pines State Beach, police said.

The crash happened just before 11 p.m. along North Torrey Pines Road south of Carmel Valley Road, San Diego police Officer John Buttle said.

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A 911 caller who had been inside the vehicle told police the group was traveling on North Torrey Pines Road, which runs along Torrey Pines State Beach, when suddenly the vehicle “ended up on the beach,” Buttle said.

According to police, the 2020 Subaru WRX was heading south at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control of the vehicle, hit the center median and crashed through a guardrail on the west side of the road.

The car went over the ledge, struck multiple rocks, and came to rest on the sand.

Police said there were four teenage boys riding in the car — two 18 year olds and two 19 year olds.

The two passengers who survived suffered serious injuries including pelvic/hip fracture, lung contusion, and an ankle fracture, police said.

The driver suffered minor injuries.

The crash remains under investigation but DUI was suspected, police said.

The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department responded to the crash as a vehicle rescue call, sending more than two dozen firefighters and other medical personnel to the scene.


5:48 p.m. April 26, 2022: This story was updated with additional details from San Diego police.