Fatal big rig crash shuts down lanes at SR-76 in Pauma Valley

March 14, 2019

SAN DIEGO  – One person is dead, another in critical condition after a fatal rollover crash involving a big rig in Pauma Valley.

It happened just after 8 AM Thursday near State Route 76 and Rincon Ranch Road, according to authorities.

Authorities say the driver lost control of a big rig carrying sealed bags of mulch and veered down an embankment.

Firefighters were able to extricate one man from the big rig, who was later transported to a local hospital in critical condition, a second occupant in the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene, according San Diego County Fire.

A Sig Alert was issued for both eastbound and westbound lanes and will remain closed until further notice.

No further information was immediately available.

Fatal big rig crash