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Wrong-way driver on I-15 causes deadly collision

Posted: December 9, 2012 10:07 a.m.
Updated: December 9, 2012 10:07 a.m.
 

VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a man drove the wrong way for about 100 mph on a highway before causing a deadly head-on collision.

Saturday morning's crash on Interstate 15 in Victorville shut down all but one lane of the freeway, causing traffic to back up for miles.

The California Highway Patrol told the Victorville Daily Press (http://bit.ly/RK3Pse ) that 33-year-old Ilich Ernest Vargas of Phelan drove the wrong way for at least six miles before colliding with a Mazda sedan.

A woman passenger in Vargas' car died at the scene, while he and the Mazda driver suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The CHP said Vargas fought with rescuers and had to be subdued with a stun gun. He was arrested for being under the influence and causing a major-injury collision.

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