3 killed, 3 injured in I-15 crash near Escondido

3 killed, 3 injured in I-15 crash in San Diego County

At least three people died and three others were injured Friday in a collision on the 15 Freeway near Escondido, authorities said.

Just after 12 p.m., a black sport utility vehicle rolled over from the southbound to the northbound side of the 15 Freeway just north of the Old Highway 395 exit, California Highway Patrol Officer Brandon Reynolds said.

Three people died at the scene and three others, including an infant, were transported to a hospital, said Capt. Kendal Bortisser of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

Up to three vehicles were involved in the crash.

The CHP briefly shut down traffic in both directions, but reopened the northbound side by 1:30 p.m. All but one of the lanes on the southbound side have been reopened, snarling afternoon traffic.

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