Toxic gas leak prompts evacuation, closure of Chula Vista Costco store

CHULA VISTA (CNS) – Two people were hospitalized this afternoon when a toxic gas leaked into a Chula Vista Costco store, prompting an evacuation, according to authorities. A forklift being driven by a store employee accidentally punctured a pipe containing refrigerant for the store’s refrigerators and freezers shortly after 2:30 p.m., sending a plume of toxic fumes into the building at 895 E. H St.,…

Escondido woman dies in Arizona hiking accident

ESCONDIDO (CNS) – An Escondido woman who fell from a cliff while hiking in Phoenix last month has died from her injuries, according to an internet post by her family. Makayla Castro, 18, had graduated last year from San Pasqual High School and was a freshman at Grand Canyon University. She fell about 100 feet down a cliff on Camelback Mountain on April 20. She…

Update: One dead after 3-car crash on Interstate 8

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A person was killed Sunday in a fiery three-vehicle crash on Interstate 8 near San Diego State, that left all eastbound lanes closed for more than four hours. The crash was on the eastbound 8 freeway approaching College Avenue at 4:45 a.m., the California Highway Patrol reported. All lanes of eastbound traffic was blocked at the Waring Road exit at…

One dead in fiery crash on I-8

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A person was killed Sunday in a fiery three-vehicle crash on Interstate 8 near San Diego State, that left all eastbound lanes closed for more than four hours. The crash was on the eastbound 8 freeway approaching College Avenue at 4:45 a.m., the California Highway Patrol reported. All lanes of eastbound traffic was blocked at the Waring Road exit at…