Pickup Driver Accused of DUI, Homicide in I-5 Crash That Left One Dead, Another Injured

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A California Highway Patrol cruiser at the scene of a crash. File photo courtesy OnScene.TV

A 44-year-old man was behind bars Tuesday on suspicion of homicide, drunk driving and other charges stemming from a weekend crash that killed another motorist and seriously injured her passenger on Interstate 5 in Carlsbad.

Andrew David Shaw of Escondido was allegedly heading south shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday when his Ford Raptor pickup truck rear-ended a Nissan Altima sedan near Cannon Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The collision left a 31-year-old passenger in the car and its 53-year-old driver severely injured, CHP public-affairs Officer Hunter Gerber said. Paramedics took both women to a trauma center, where the driver was pronounced dead. Her name was withheld pending family notification.

An ambulance crew took Shaw to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Early the next morning, he was booked on suspicion of DUI, gross vehicular manslaughter, resisting arrest and first-degree homicide. Details on the reasons for the filing of the latter two charges were not immediately released.

Shaw was being held in the county jail in Vista without bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.

City News Service contributed to this article.