One person killed in Encinitas crash

The victim had been trapped in the wreckage of the Thursday evening crash


One person was killed Thursday night, Nov. 4, when a car and pickup collided in Encinitas, a sheriff’s official said.

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The crash happened about 7:15 p.m. on Encinitas Boulevard near Balour Drive, just west of El Camino Real, Lt. David Ladieu said.

Deputy David Sanchez said there was a T-bone crash between a Toyota Corolla and Toyota Tacoma. He did not say which direction either vehicle was headed.

The Corolla driver was trapped in the car and died at the scene. He was the only person in the car. The driver who died was identified as Michael Dougherty, 63, of Escondido, according to authorities a city news service report stated.

Sanchez said none of the three people in the Tacoma was injured.

Sanchez said the crash is under investigation, but it does not appear that either drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.

The area where the crash occurred is near the Encinitas Community and Senior Center and just a few hundred feet from an Encinitas Fire Station 5.

The North County Transit District tweeted that the crash had disrupted service on a bus route along Encinitas Boulevard, with stops between Balour Drive and Interstate 5 “expected to be missed for the rest of the evening” due to the fatal crash.

U-T staff writer Teri Figueroa contributed to this report.


1:45 p.m. Nov. 11, 2021: This story was updated Nov. 11