ESCONDIDO, CA – The San Diego County Medical Examiner released the identity of the man killed in a rear-end collision on I-15 in Escondido early Saturday.
According to a report by Fox 5 San Diego, the crash took place just after 2 a.m. in the northbound lanes of the interstate near Deer Springs Road.
Police say a vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed when it rear-ended another car driven by 62-year-old Antonio Mendoza, of Valley Center.
Despite life-saving measures, Mendoza was pronounced dead at the scene.
It is unclear at this time if the other driver involved will face any charges.
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