Suspected DUI Crash on Interstate 5 Left One Fatality

CARLSBAD, CA (May 3, 2022) – On Wednesday, police arrested Douglas Payne after a vehicle crash on Interstate 5 that killed one person.

The incident occurred around 11:20 p.m. on the southbound lane of Interstate 5. According to reports, the victim was reportedly standing next to his disabled Ford Explorer on the right shoulder of the freeway when Payne’s Honda Accord collided with it.

Due to the impact of the collision, the Ford Explorer struck the victim, sending him into the freeway lanes. Responding medics attempted life-saving efforts, but he died as a result of his injuries.

At this time, officials only described the victim as a 65-year-old man from Sun City. Meanwhile, investigators eventually arrested 51-year-old Payne on suspicion of DUI.

A large portion of the roadway was temporarily closed down to allow for cleanup and preliminary duties.

Authorities are still reviewing the crash for more details. Additional information will be provided as soon as it is available as an active investigation is currently underway.


In this sorrowful time, the Sweet James team would like to extend their heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the victim.


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