Man Dead in Chain Reaction Crash at Border Patrol Checkpoint

A man is dead after a driver failed to see traffic stopping in front of him and slammed into a car at the Interstate 5 Border Patrol Checkpoint.

Three men in a 2014 BMW slowed to a stop at the checkpoint Tuesday just after 6 p.m.

But the truck behind them did not follow suit. The 24-year-old driver from Camp Pendleton in a 2008 Ford F-250 crashed into the BMW at full speed, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The impact caused a chain reaction that damaged two more vehicles: a 2008 Toyota Tacoma and a 2011 Toyota Corolla.

The person sitting in the right rear seat of the car, a 32-year-old man from Canada, was fatally injured.

The BMW's driver and front passenger were airlifted to Scripps La Jolla Hospital for moderate head and neck injuries, but they are expected to survive.

A Modesto woman driving the Corolla suffered minor injuries.

The CHP says neither alcohol or drugs were a factor in this crash. It remains under investigation.

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