3 Dead in Apparent Wrong-Way Crash on 805 Freeway in San Diego: CHP

The northbound 805 Freeway was shut down through San Diego on Thursday following a multivehicle crash that left three people dead and one person injured, according to KTLA sister station KSWB in San Diego.

Witnesses reported seeing a wrong-way driver along the same stretch of highway, near the La Jolla Village Drive and Miramar Road exit in the University City area, California Highway Patrol said.

The car going the wrong way was possibly a Chevrolet Corvette or Lamborghini and appeared to be going about 100 mph when it slammed into another vehicle, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

The crash happened around 4:35 p.m. and snarled rush-hour traffic, the newspaper reported.

A total of eight vehicles were involved, and at least one of them caught fire, aerial video from the scene showed.

The person hurt suffered traumatic injuries and was being treated at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, Monica Munoz with San Diego Fire-Rescue Department said.

CHP was at the scene investigating Thursday evening, and no further details were immediately available.

Correction: A previous version of this story reported an incorrect number of people injured.