A 72-year-old Florida man died after his car was rear-ended by a suspected drunken driver on Interstate 5 in Encinitas early Friday, March 8, the California Highway Patrol said.
The Florida man had stopped his Hyundai Elantra on the right shoulder of northbound lanes at Manchester Avenue.
A pickup driver slammed into the back of the silver sedan about 1:15 a.m., CHP Officer Mark Latulippe said.
Both vehicles sustained major damage.
CHP officers arrested the Nissan Frontier pickup driver, a 42-year-old Oceanside man, on suspicion of drunken driving. He was taken to a hospital for evaluation.
Two other motorists told a San Diego News Video reporter that they...