According to the SDPD 's Officer Townsend, at the scene of the accident, at about 11:30 a.m. on October 23, a Prius traveling west on La Jolla Village Drive at a high rate of speed ran the light at Genesee Avenue just as the southbound traffic had the green light to turn left.
The Prius struck an Audi first, just clipping the rear end. The VW Golf was struck next at the driver's door, fatally wounding the driver. The Prius then hit a pickup truck on the passenger side.
The Audi driver sustained minor injuries, the pickup driver was reportedly unhurt, and a seriously injured passenger from the Golf was transported to the hospital.
Traffic was blocked in all directions, and bus lines were diverted from the main UTC stop.
(revised 2:05 p.m., 10/24)