Woman Killed, 4 Injured in Multi-Vehicle Collision near State Route 78

OCEANSIDE, CA (August 11, 2023) Edwin Vincent Hoffman was arrested Wednesday evening, after a deadly multi-car crash on Interstate 5.

Authorities responded to the scene around 8:58 p.m., on the northbound lanes of the freeway just north of SR 78.

Per reports, the driver of a black Chevrolet Corvette was traveling at a high rate of speed and struck a parked red Dodge Caliber that was on the side of the road. Upon impact, the Dodge was pushed into the No. 4 lane and struck an 18-wheeler big-rig.

Upon impact, the driver of the Chevrolet exited his vehicle and fled the scene on foot through a hill. Crews were eventually able to locate and arrest 39-year-old Edwin Vincent Hoffman of Oceanside, for felony DUI and other related charges.

Medics arrived and pronounced one female passenger inside the Dodge dead at the scene. Although, police have not yet released her identity.

Meanwhile, paramedics transported four other occupants from the Dodge to a nearby hospital for treatment of moderate to major injuries. Once available, further details will be provided.

The team at Sweet James offers their warm and sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of the deceased woman. May you find comfort and strength during this difficult time.

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