Authorities ID both drivers killed in head-on crash in Carlsbad

One of the drivers killed was a 19-year-old Camp Pendleton Marine

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CARLSBAD (CNS) - Authorities on Wednesday identified a Camp Pendleton Marine and a pickup driver who were both killed when the pickup crashed head-on into a sedan while heading the wrong way on Interstate 5 in Carlsbad.Christian Zurita, 42 of San Diego, was driving a Ford F-150 southbound in the northbound lanes of I-5 just south of Las Flores Drive around 12:20 a.m. Tuesday when he slammed into a 2008 Pontiac sedan driven by 19-year-old Matthew Ryan Adams of Utah, according to information from the California Highway Patrol and the county Medical Examiner's Office.Adams — an active duty Marine stationed at Camp Pendleton — and Zurita were both pronounced dead at the scene, the Medical Examiner's Office reported.A 35-year-old San Diego man who was a passenger in the pickup w
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