2 Dead, 3 Injured When Speeding Pickup Crashes into Van in Midway District

First responders examine the wreckage of the van in the Midway District. Courtesy OnScene.TV

Two people were killed and three others were injured in a two-vehicle crash in San Diego’s Midway area, authorities said Sunday.

The crash was reported at 9:06 p.m. Saturday on Rosecrans Street at Sports Arena Boulevard, said San Diego Police Officer Robert Heims.

A 31-year-old man speeding in a westbound 1999 Toyota Tacoma truck in the 2900 block of Sports Arena Boulevard hit a median and went airborne.

The truck landed on top of a northbound 2015 Toyota Sienna van, in the 3800 block of Rosecrans Street, which had four occupants.

A man and a woman inside the van died at the scene. Paramedics rushed the two other people inside the van to a hospital, where their conditions were unknown.

The 31-year-old driver of the pickup, who suffered from broken bones and other injuries, was transported to an area hospital.

Authorities at the scene said drunk driving may have been a factor in the deadly collision.

San Diego police urged anyone with any information regarding the crash to call San Diego County Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

City News Service and OnScene.TV contributed to this article.