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Monroe Street Closed in Carlsbad Due to Fatal Traffic Accident

Carlsbad CA— This morning, November 9, at 9:34 a.m., the City of Carlsbad Police Department responded to a solo vehicle, fatal traffic collision located in the 2700 block of Monroe Street.

The initial investigation revealed that the vehicle was travelling northbound on Monroe Street and for an unknown reason veered across the southbound lanes and collided with trees located on the west side of the roadway.

The 79-year old female driver sustained major injuries in the collision and was transported to Scripps La Jolla Hospital.

The passenger who is believed to be a 91-year old male sustained fatal injuries during the collision and was declared deceased at the scene.

The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office responded to the scene and will confirm the identity of the deceased passenger and make all necessary notifications.

Traffic investigators are still at the scene investigating. Alcohol intoxication is not suspected to be involved in the collision.

Monroe Street is closed in both directions between Marron Road and Hosp Way. The investigation and scene cleanup is expected to take a few hours. The roadway will be reopened as soon as the investigation and cleanup is completed.